Sunday, June 21, 2015

Movie Review - SPY - By Niels Mank and Michelle Libby

We have all seen the “so called” spy movies.  They start with a CIA agent who goes on daredevil missions and lands the girl while chasing the bad guy.  This is not one of those movies.  First off the main character Susan Cooper is played by the extremely funny Melissa McCarthy.  Susan is not in the field as an agent, but works in the pest infested basement of the CIA helping her agent in the field.  That all
changes after her asset, field agent Bradley Fine, played by Jude Law is killed on a mission.  Susan takes it upon herself to avenge his death.  After talking her boss into allowing her to enter the field and go after his killer, Susan moves from the bat infested basement to the belly of the beast.  As with all spy movies its about the race to the finish where a bomb will explode, or in this case a terrorist will sell a nuclear weapon. McCarthy infiltrates the inner circle of the terrorist organization and quickly becomes placed on the right hand protection detail of her partner’s killer, Raina Boyanov, played by Rose Byrne.

McCarthy also hooks up with Jason Statham as Rick Ford, another CIA agent who thinks that she is going to mess everything up and blow the case. 
Another stand out performance in my mind was from Peter Serafinowicz, who plays an agent who is McCarthy’s contact overseas, and is always hitting on her. 

From the director of Bridesmaids and The Heat, this movie earned its R rating with some shocking pictures flashed on the screen and Melissa McCarthy’s colorful language style on this production. You will find your stomach killing you after you realize you have been nonstop laughing for over 10 minutes at a time.  

Watch for the surprise, as this movie does not disappoint.  If you’re looking for a “R” Rated comedy you won’t find one better.  Melissa McCarthy has done it again! Don’t forget to stay until the end of the credits, there are more laughs there too.

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