License to Thrill or On Her Majesty’s Shitty Service?
Title – The Spy Who Dumped Me
Certificate – 15
Director – Susanna Fogel
Writers – Susanna Fogel, David Iserson
Cast – Mila Kunis (Audrey), Kate McKinnon (Morgan), Justin Theroux (Drew), Sam Heughan (Sebastian)
Plot – Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
End Credits – Stay for the end Credits. Around 20 seconds in you get another scene, then about a minute into the credits you get to see some extra footage. Once this footage ends, you can leave the cinema
Review – I had fairly low expectations going into this film. Directed and Written by people more adept to TV work, and starring Mila “I’m good half of the time” Kunis and Kate “If I pull a funny face is it funny” McKinnon, it was going to go down well…but it surprised me.
McKinnon’s comedy timing is spot on. There’s a fair few laughs throughout the film which really do move it along…and there’s surprisingly a fair amount of action in some of the set pieces.
One word of warning though…don’t over-watch the trailer. There’s a lot of footage in the trailer that spoils plenty of the comedy moment in the film. I feel like the only people laughing at those moments in the cinema were people who had not watched the trailer more than once.
I would have liked for it to be a bit funnier than it was though. It does try in places and the comedy completely falls flat, but in other instances it works well and the whole cinema was laughing along with the film.
It’s decent, it’s funny and its very watchable