After years of doing work integral to the success of major missions, an intelligent but self-conscious deskbound CIA analyst (Melissa McCarthy) is finally given the chance to go undercover as a homely "cat lady" in order to save her missing partner (Jude Law) and thwart a global disaster at the hands of a dangerous arms dealer, in this comedy written and directed by Paul Feig. ~ Erin Demers, Rovi
Director: Paul Feig
Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney
Release Date: Jun 05, 2015
Rated R for Language Throughout, Violence, and Some Sexual Content Including Brief Graphic
Runtime: 1 hr. 55 min.
Genres: Action/Adventure, Comedy
Spy is Paul Feig’s wonderfully vulgar spoof of the spy genre that could become comedic classic down the road. It’s hilarious from the start and rarely lags even with it’s hefty 2 hour runtime. Melissa McCarthy carries the film ably but the real standouts are her supporting cast. Jason Statham and Rose Byrne are clearly having a ball hamming it up. Statham steals just about every scene he’s in; thankfully Feig doesn’t overuse him making him more effective. Byrne and her hair piece are slightly larger players but just as funny as the sexy villainess. Mix in strong turns by Miranda Hart and Allison Janney and you’ve got a cast firing on all cylinders. Paul Feig’s script is sharp and witty even going as far as giving us a fairly interesting spy plot to keep things interesting and hilarious all the way through.