Saturday, 27 June 2015

Spy (2015) - ★★★★

Director: Paul Feig

Writer: Paul Feig

Stars: Melissa McCarthy, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz

Spy is a damn hilarious film. Not everyone can identify with Melissa McCarthy's humour, but I sure can. The way she improvs her lines gives the legends of cinematic comedy a run for their money.

It's a star studded, action-packed entertainment extravaganza that surprisingly won favour with many critics the world over. Is it one of the greatest comedies of all time? No. However, it manages to deliver the laughs in both clever and crass ways.

This is the kind of film I could watch about 10 times and still laugh. I'm going to give Paul Feig a big thumbs up and say, "you outdid Bridesmaids." 

Spy follows Susan Cooper (McCarthy), who works for the CIA as someone who assists spies by giving them information through an earpiece. Dramatic events lead her to have to take charge and become a bonafide field-agent. As you can imagine, a huge amount of mishaps and hilarious exchanges occur as our hero smashes her way into the thick of a huge operation.

McCarthy is one of my all time favourite comedic actors. She came into the limelight with Bridesmaids, continued killing it with The Heat, and now she's a hilarious leading lady and box-office smash with Spy. I'm so proud of her.

Rose Byrne on the other hand gave me a big shock with her fantastic performance. Who would have thought she could pull of a role that requires meticulous comedic skill? Well, she did it marvellously. She is also working her way up into my favourite actresses list. Her role as the main protagonist in the film was so interesting and entertaining. She's no Bond villain, but she's a damn good villain for comedy. Her exchanges with McCarthy were absolute gold. I love how she can hold her own with people who live and breathe comedy.

Jason Statham and Jude Law were both entertaining in their ways. Neither of them really shined in the film, but that's because they had two HUGE personalities in the lead. The person who I really enjoyed watching most in a supporting role was Miranda Hart, who is a mega-star on TV in the UK. She played McCarthy's awkward and bumbling best friend in the film. It was great to see Bobby Cannavale and Peter Serafinowicz play minor roles too. This is a star-studded, beautiful cast for comedy.



Overall: I enjoyed Spy from start to finish. There's nothing truly special about it to warrant more than a four-star rating. It's simple, modern, GOOD comedy that I almost always love seeing. It's one of the best comedies made in recent years, and you can thank McCarthy's great talent for that. 





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