The Spy Who Dumped Me is a surprisingly funny summer comedy that starts off slow but eventually finds its rhythm with an excellent cast that is highlighted by the Mila Kunis – Kate McKinnon duo, which is hilarious and very believable as a duo of close friends.
Audrey and Morgan, two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.
Kate McKinnon outshines everyone with her comedy, but Kunis is not far behind. The movie is a working mix of an actual spy feature and the parody of one. The characters jump from one city to another in Europe adding to the aesthetics as well as to spy vibe. The movie doesn’t shy away from pretty good action sequences (Yes it has an awesome car chase as well as stand off in a Venetian Cafe). On the other side of the spectrum the laughs don’t stop coming (You’ll get a Snowden joke that will leave you in pieces).
Now, the movie is not without its flaws. It lacked a real villainous organization and the item everyone was should have contained something more that “Controlling The Internet”. Also, saw that Drew twist a mile away. Gillian Anderson’s character was wasted and could have been used more.
All in all, The Spy Who Dumped lacks an intriguing story but is a pretty enjoyable comedy. In an era of unwanted sequels, the last scene actually makes me want a follow up.
Director: Susanna Fogel
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Sam Heughan, Gillian Anderson
Verdict: B- (Worth The Popcorn)