The Bridesmaids team returns in a hilarious Bond parody of action and spy.
Good news! McCarthy soars back to comedy hill as the queen of knock them out laughs. For those who were worried about McCarthy returning back to comedy in style, don’t be, because her obnoxious character is long gone. Spy is McCarthy’s most coherent and laugh-out-loud presence to date. For those who remember her as the sweet and funny Sookie St. James (Gilmore Girls) you’re in luck because she returns to that final form.
She plays CIA agent Susan Cooper, who gets her big break to act in the field. After a decade of sitting behind a desk and being the eyes for her partner Bradley Fine (a 007 pretty-boy Jude Law), that former self is no more. Spy has action, danger and knockout laughs from start to finish. McCarthy is off to kill the baddies disguised as the old cat lady. Director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids and The Heat) continues to soar in the comedy realm. Kudos to Feig for packing in the action and spoofing anything and everything related to 007.
Backing up McCarthy throughout this film is a foul mouth Jason Statham, an amusing Miranda Hart (Chummy from Call the Midwife) and a sly Rose Byrne. Mixing action and comedy, Spy never misses a beat and kills quiet a few bad guys on the way. Spy nailed the big laughs for the summer and will put a smile on your face till the end. It was great seeing McCarthy return back to her comedic roots without being an idiot. In Spy, she deserved every single laugh.
Spy is rated R (Restricted). For language throughout, violence, and some sexual content including brief graphic nudity.