Movie Review: Spy

‘Spy’ is a likeable 2015 comedy that showcases the slapstick talents of comedian, Melissa McCarthy.

A smart and quirky ‘everywoman’ – complete with low self-esteem, wardrobe fails and pie-in-the-sky dreams – Susan (McCarthy) is eager to prove that she’s got what it takes to succeed.

This light-hearted movie follows Susan as she kicks, punches, schmoozes and clevers her way through various dire espionage situations.

 

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The movie is worth it just for the costume changes alone!

 

With a great ensemble cast that includes Jason Statham, Jude Law, Bobby Cannavale, Rose Byrne and Miranda Hart (‘Chummy’ from ‘Call the Midwife’) the script is silly, playful and easy to enjoy.

 

There are some wonderfully strong female characters in the film, with most of the main relationships being between women.

 

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Despite the comedy leaning there are still some big budget, highly technical stunts and a good dose of international spy glamour.

 

Directed by comedy aficionado, Paul Feig (‘Bridesmaids’, ‘The Heat’, the new ‘Ghostbusters’), this is the film to watch when you’re looking for an uplifting action film with some strong female characters.

 

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Passionate about strong female roles, Feig said he was aiming to direct a ‘funny Casino Royale’ because it was the closest he would ever get to directing his own Bond film.

 

Available on Netflix and here’s the official trailer for you:

 

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