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Spy Movie Review: Melissa McCarthy Wins The Game!

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Spy is the comic version of the James Bond movies. We have MI6 secret agents who are on mission but the movie has brought a nice blend of comedy and action. With stars like Jason Statham and Jude Law, you can expect some serious action scenes in the movie, but Melissa McCarthy is the comic factor who adds a rib cracking humour.

The action comedy is about a CIA operative, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), whose desk job is about to turn into a field agent. Susan is CIA analyst guiding her partner, Agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) on a mission to Bulgaria from the CIA office in the US.

While she is doing a perfect desk job as Fine's guiding analyst, she is self-deprecating as she desires to try some field job. From the very beginning, Spy will give you the humour when Fine accidentally shoots his target due to pollen in the room which makes him sneeze and ultimately fire the pistol.

As he fails to retrieve the location of missing tactical suitcase nuke from his target, Susan guides him to escape back to US, but is sent to search down the target's daughter, Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) who knows the location of the missing suitcase nuke bomb.

Rayna is one powerful woman who knows all the details on the CIA agents. After Fine is apparently shot down by Rayna while he tries to get info on the missing nuke bomb, Susan volunteers to her boss Elaine Crocker (Allison Janney) to go on the mission, and Elaine agrees.

Fellow CIA top agent, Rick Ford (Jason Statham) is disgusted over the decision of Elaine as Susan is not a trained agent. However, Elaine argues as Rayna knows the identity of all the top secret agents of CIA including Ford so, she picks up a fresh face who would find a bomb without being identified.

Susan gets a new identity, Penny Morgan, a divorced housewife from Iowa. Susan is trained and she is too funny in the new look. Susan befriends Rayna to get into her inner circles and also tries to prevent the sell of a tactical nuclear weapon to a terrorist organisation.

What follows next is a rib tickling comedy with lots of twists where Susan tries to find the suitcase without being identified, and how she fights off assassins like Lia (Nargis Fakhri) and De Luca (Bobby Cannavale).

Written and directed by Paul Feig, the director of "Bridesmaids" and "The Heat," the movie is a fun weekend watch.

The CIA Analyst

Spy is the comic version of the James Bond movies. We have MI6 agents who are on mission but the movie has brought a nice blend of comedy and action.

Field Agent

The action comedy is about a CIA operative, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy), whose desk job is about to turn into a field agent. Susan is CIA analyst guiding her partner, Agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) on a mission to Bulgaria from the CIA office in the US.

Rayna Boyanov

Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) is one powerful woman who knows all the details on the CIA agents. After Fine is apparently shot down by Rayna while he tries to get info on the missing nuke bomb, Susan volunteers to her boss Elaine Crocker (Allison Janney) to go on the mission, and Elaine agrees.

Susan as Penny Morgan

Susan gets a new identity, Penny Morgan, a divorced housewife from Iowa. Susan is trained and she is too funny in the new look. Susan befriends Rayna to get into her inner circles and also prevent the sell of a tactical nuclear weapon to a terrorist organisation.

Jason Statham as Rick Ford

Fellow CIA top agent, Rick Ford (Jason Statham) is disgusted over the decision of Elaine as Susan is not a trained agent. However, Elaine argues as Rayna knows the identity of all the top secret agents of CIA including Ford so, she picks up a fresh face who would find a bomb without being identified.

Comedy

What follows next is a rib tickling comedy with lots of twists where Susan tries to find the suitcase without being identified, and how she fights off assassins like Lia (Nargis Fakhri) and De Luca (Bobby Cannavale).

Melissa McCarthy

McCarthy is just funny throughout the movie, more than her plus size! After her widely praised roles in "Bridesmaids" and cop comedy "The Heat," Melissa did not disappoint as a secret field agent who tries stunts to keep up her role, but makes us laugh with humour on her size and physical incapability.

Rose Byrne

Rose Byrne is beautiful, powerful, intelligent and a stylish antagonist who is worth looking at in all her scenes.

Miranda Hart

McCarthy's bestie and fellow CIA operative, Miranda Hart is a fresh face and equally funny.

Jason Statham

Jason Statham who had played tough roles in Furious 7 and Transporter franchise took a break and tried some action comedy which we definitely we loved!

Jude Law

Jude Law is elegant as well as a funny spy. His role as Rayna's (fake) love interest is appealing while he pays plenty of homage to great spy films of the past in a mixed way.

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