Espionage, intrigue, and vag jokes. So many vag jokes.
BQB here with a review of “The Spy Who Dumped Me.”
I liked this movie. It’s a comedy that was self-aware and didn’t take itself too seriously. Jokes for the sake of humor that aren’t trying to educate you on a higher level.
Mila Kunis plays Audrey, a supermarket cashier who is dumped by her boyfriend, who, as it turns out, was a spy behind her back. Blah, blah, blah, hijinx ensue and Audrey finds herself tied up in international mischief which can only be cured if she gets a flash drive left behind by her ex into the right hands.
Backing Audrey up is her BFF Morgan (Kate McKinnon, finally in her big screen chance to shine.) Morgan lives larger than life and encourages Audrey to embrace her wild side, often to hilarious results. True, Kate is no stranger to film, especially after having been 1/4 of the “Ghostbusters” remake crew. However, she gets a lot of screen time here, more so than usual, and she makes the most of it.
I can’t get into anymore without giving it all away, but it’s a rare comedy that makes you laugh in this age where jokes are often watered down or pulled out to spare feelings. The action scenes are great too. There’s a lot of death and destruction and somehow that sounds like it wouldn’t be funny…except when two amateurs are experiencing it then yeah, somehow, it makes you laugh.