Writer/Director Paul Feig understands the comedic power of Melissa McCarthy. After all, he directed the comedic powerhouse in two of her biggest comedy hits, “Bridesmaids” and “The Heat.” For their third collaboration, McCarthy has outdone herself; hitting every one of Feig’s zingers and punchlines in the drop-dead hilarious undercover spy film – appropriately titled, “Spy.”
When McCarthy steps onto the screen you expect to laugh, with Jason Statham, you expect bullets to fly. It turns out that Statham has brilliant comedic timing. The entire cast, from Jude Law to Rose Byrne are absolutely outstanding. We can guarantee you’ll be in stitches, especially with Peter Serafinowicz‘s role of Aldo, the loquacious and licentious driver/agent.
“Spy” follows Susan Cooper (McCarthy) as an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, take down a femme fatale (Byrne), and prevent a global disaster.
Running Time: 120 minutes
Rated R for language throughout, violence, and some sexual content including brief graphic nudity