Having been pulled from its release date back in August last year (2019)
all the signs that My Spy was anything other than a turkey weren’t very
Now that we have had a chance to see it, it makes you wonder what all the
fuss was about as My Spy is an enjoyable, if a not very demanding, slice of
The story sees JJ (Dave Bautista), a hardened CIA agent who’s demoted by
his boss (Ken Jeong) after an operation goes wrong in Ukraine, being sent
undercover to Chicago in order to carry out surveillance on Kate (Parisa
Fitz-Henley) and her precocious nine-year-old daughter Sophie (Chloe
Coleman). Tagging along for company is CIA tech support officer Bobbi
Needless to say the not so clever pairs cover is soon blown by the 9 year
old who, as she has no friends of her own age, and her widowed mum (her
husband was a terrorist hence the reason their being watched) is always at
work, blackmails JJ into spending time with her so that he can teach her to
be a spy.
Nothing about My Spy is particularly original, the Tooth Fairy (2010), The
Pacifier (2005) and Kindergarten Cop (1990) are just three examples of
movies that have very similar themes, however what it does have is a fine
chemistry between Coleman and Bautista, Coleman in particular is good and
will melt the strongest of hearts.
My Spy doesn’t take itself too seriously, a wonderful joke poking fun at
Raiders of the Lost Ark is testament to that, what it does have is plenty
of charm and just about enough laughs to justify taking up 90 odd minutes
of your time.