Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is a woman of low self-esteem who works in some rat infested spy agency control room in the United States. Coopers main job entails her sitting behind a desk and using an earpiece and satellite technology to guide super spy Bradley Fine (Jude Law), who she has a secret crush on, through various dangerous situations.

It wouldn't be a Spy movie if it didn't have some kind of nod towards the Bond films and in a hilarious opening sequence Fine confronts a terrorist over the location of a hidden nuclear bomb only to suddenly have a bought of hay fever causing him to lose control of his trigger finger and shoot the terrorist.

After a title sequence that could be straight out of a Bond film things move on and Fine in an effort to track down the hidden bomb confronts sexy Bulgarian arms dealer Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne). Unfortunately the confrontation doesn't go well and Fine is shot and killed.

Wanting to avenge Fines death and track down the hidden nuclear bomb Coopers then manages to convince her boss, against her better judgement, to send her out into the field.

Coopers journey then takes her to places such as Paris and Bucharest where she bumbles from one disaster to the next. The laugh factor is helped no end by a wonderful performance from Jason Statham who plays a former British CIA agent who thinks that he's a better spy than he actually is.

Written and directed by Paul Feig (Bridesmaids) Spy is fantastic spoof film, the only let down being the over use of expletives to get cheap laughs, other than that Spy is a super-agent film not to be missed.




Spy (15)

2h

starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson, Miranda Hart, Jude Law

UK Release: Friday 5th June 2015


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