Thursday, 31 March 2016
Spy - review
BUT. I am here to tell you, constant readers, I was tricked. TRICKED, I SAY.
Because instead of a terrible hurr-durr she's terrible movie, Spy is actually great! And funny! And warm! And funny!
Anyway. Ms McCarthy is a handler for the CIA - she's in the basement on the phone while her agent (Jude Law) runs around doing all of the dangerous stunts. However, when the lives of all of the well-known agents are jeopardised, it's up to Ms McCarthy to save the day by going into the field for the first time.
And she's great! She's actually a good agent! There's some great action, and some hilarious moments, and Ms McCarthy is not afraid to voice her opinions to anyone who stands still long enough to hear them.
The movie also features Allison Janney and Miranda Hart, and the chemistry between Ms McCarthy and Ms Hart in particular is truly heart-warming.
Spy DOES have a lot of swears, if that's not your particular thing, but the rest of it is so great, that it's worth it.
AND it highlights and celebrates female friendships. It's so warm and likeable - like a golden retriever that knows swear words.