Now available on Digital Download (itunes, Google Play…) is the film Spy. Spy will be available on Blu-ray and DVD on September 29, 2015.
Spy has an all star cast including Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Allison Janey, Jason Stratham, Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale.
Spy is comedic “James Bond” type movie that has a female lead instead of the dashing and debonair male lead.
The movie does start out a lot like a James Bond film. Jude Law plays Bradley Fine, a handsome “GQ” looking super spy. His “eyes and ears” come from his assistant Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy). She watches out for him to aid in his missions and protect him from getting killed or captured. Susan also has a massive crush on Fine.
One one of his most important missions (to stop the sale of a nuclear weapon), Fine is killed by Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne) who has the weapon of mass destruction. She’s also well aware of all the CIA agents and has threatened to kill each and every one of them if they try and stop her.
The head of the CIA, Elaine Crocker (Allison Janey), needs to find an agent that is not well known who can go on a mission to gather more intelligence about Rayna and the weapon’s whereabouts. Wanting to avenge his death, Susan Cooper volunteers. She does have spy training. She just opted not to use it because she was more content being the eyes and ears for her beloved Fine.
No one believes she can pull it off, most especially another CIA agent, Rick Ford (Jason Statham). He goes AWOL in effort to stop the sale of the weapon and capture Rayna himself.
What transpires is one funny misadventure after another.
Will Cooper be able to stop the sale of the weapon and avenge Fine’s death by capturing Rayna and all those involved? Will her cover be blown? Is it possible for a quiet and meek office worker to turn into a world class spy? To find out you need to pick up a copy of Spy. Look for the movie where ever movies are sold.
I had the opportunity to watch the movie, along with a few friends, with a free movie download I was sent in order to do this review. I was also sent some other fun Spy related goodies and yummy treats to share. If you follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram you probably saw my posts. You can also check out the hashtags #SpyInsiders and #SpiesNightIn to see what me and other bloggers had to say.
Here are a few photos from our movie night party.
It was a bit odd having a gathering to watch a movie on a Sunday night. Thankfully most people were off the next day (except one). It felt like a Saturday night.
To be honest, I was worried that his movie might be a bit crude and raunchy. Sadly I think Melissa McCarthy has been type casted for those types of roles. I prefer her to be more like her adorable character on Mike & Molly. Thankfully Spy was not that type of movie. I did find that there was an excessive amount of curing (especially the “F” word) throughout the film, at least Melissa McCarthy’s character wasn’t overly crude and nasty like other characters she’s played.
Note to movie makers – it IS possible to make a funny film WITHOUT the excessive use of foul language. I’m not a prude. I just don’t find a movie to be funnier if the “F” word is used a hundred times.
Jason Statham was a huge surprise in this film. He’s normally such a bad a$$ in films. He was in this film too but this time in a funny way. Who knew Jason Statham could be a comedian? His wacky character was so funny.
I adore Melissa McCarthy (her “Molly” character – not many of her movie characters). She really pulled this film off. I loved all the different looks/disguises they put her in. And who knew she could kick some serious butt too.
Jude Law was as handsome as ever and Rose Byrne, oh my! What was up with her hair? Her character was nothing but hair. LOL!
This is NOT a family friendly movie due to the primarily the language and some sexual situations. The film is rate R.
There are some bonus features. We did watch the deleted scenes and gag reel with our guests. I’ll have to watch the remaining bonus features (there were many) another time.
I wouldn’t be surprised if there was another Spy movie in the works. I think they could pull it off. I often don’t think sequels are necessary (or even work) but this film might do well if it had a sequel.
Did you see the film Spy? If so, what did you think of it?
Here is the film’s trailer for your enjoyment.
*I received a free movie download and some goodies in order to do this review as well as for my participation. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way.