The Spy Who Dumped Me tells the story of Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon), two best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
Director: Susanna Fogel
Cast: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Sam Heughan
Release Date: August 3, 2018
Genres: Action, Comedy
Rated R for violence, language throughout, some crude sexual material and graphic nudity
Runtime: 1h 57min
The Spy That Dumped Me is one of those goofy comedies that light and easy but fairly forgettable. It’s a shame because the two leads have strong comedic talents but the film never fully takes advantage of them. Susanna Fogel directs her film with a zany energy which starts to lose steam towards then end. Fogel switches from zany antics to hardcore spy action throughout the film making for a slightly choppy feel. The movie just doesn’t find a steady groove even though there are plenty of laughs to be found. Big chunk of the gags work mostly due to the Kunis and Mckinnon’s talents, in the hands of lesser actresses the film wouldn’t be nearly as funny. Even they can’t keep the film from dragging in the last act. These types of films should be quick and easy, a 2 hour runtime needs to be earned. The Spy That Dumped Me could have used some editing which could have shaved off a good 20 minutes, making it a more effective comedy in the long run.