Spy (2015): Review and Quotes

Spy begins as though it were a James Bond movie and the action doesn't stop there.  Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a CIA analyst with a would-be semi-comfortable desk job if it weren't for the terrific stress, constantly being taken for granted by supervisor's and co-workers and the headed-for-the-breasts rodent infestation.  What we hadn't expected was all of the physical humor.  Granted, we've seen McCarthy roll over police cars in other movies.  But, this was really cool.

Spy Movie 2015Even the Three-Stooges-Esque moves were funny.  What wasn't that funny was all of the profanity towards the end of the movie.  It simply wasn't necessary.  McCarthy is talented enough without having to accept such a role.  But, it wouldn't have been the same without her. 

Before we wrote our review, we scanned the reviews of others and there were a handful of unkind comments about McCarthy's weight.  To that, we address thusly;

WHERE'S YOUR MOVIE?  Huh?  Can you do physical comedy which far surpasses that of also-talented Chris Farley (God rest his soul)?  McCarthy is what she is and we like who she is.  So, yeah!

Oh, our favorite scene, just because of execution (she surmises) is the barf scene.  We won't spoil it any further than that one statement.  Really funny.


Bradley Fine: I hope you like champagne and beef jerky.

Bradley Fine: You're eating a hand towel.

Susan Cooper
: Could this hotel be more murdery?

Susan Cooper
: I look like someone's homophobic aunt.

Susan Cooper: Oh, God!  DUCK!

Directed by: Paul Feig

Produced by
: Peter Chernin, Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson and Jenno Topping

Written by: Paul Feig

Starring: Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Jude Law, Melissa McCarthy and Jason Statham

Genre: Action, Comedy, Crime

Rated: R

Release date: 5 June 2015 (USA)

Time: 120 Minutes

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