the spy who dumped me

★★★★

DIRECTOR: Susanna Fogel (life partners)
STARRING: mila kunis, kate mckinnon, justin theroux, and gillian anderson

 

REVIEWER: hadassah devis

Audrey and Morgan are two 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.

Besties Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) find themselves in the middle of a secret-service v terrorist war after Audrey's ex brings his work home in the form of a team of deadly assassins.

 

Much like the films leading ladies, viewers are flung straight into the action as the two friends navigate their way around the world, somehow keeping each other alive thanks to a combination of dumb luck, quick thinking, and of course camaraderie. 

 

Equally gory as it is goofy, The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 'mongrel' of a film with aspects of spy-thriller, chick-flick, action and comedy all rolled into one. Although the plot is completely predicable, a colourful support cast, two strong leads and an array of fantastically directed action keeps audiences engrossed.

 

While Kunis is the bigger name, McKinnon was the runaway star of film with everyone googling her post screening trying to work out where they know her from. Her off-center brand of humour gives the impression that most of her best one-liners weren't scripted, and it's her character that offers 99% of the comic relief.

 

The Spy Who Dumped me is a crowd pleaser, so grab your best friend, invite your brother, take your girlfriend, and or enlist your mother and get out of the wind and the rain and enjoy a few belly laughs.

★★★★

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