Verdict: High on laughs and shockingly violent.
Imagine a movie on female friendships and spy stuff with high-octane action and non-stop comedy. That’s what you get in The Spy Who Dumped Me. Directed and co-written by Susanna Fogel (who previously created Life Partners), this film stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon in the lead roles, with Outlander star Sam Heughan and The Leftovers actor Justin Theroux playing important supporting characters. We are not sure if the movie falls under the broad category of “action” or “comedy” but it promises 100% entertainment.
What’s The Spy Who Dumped Me About:
The movie opens with Audrey (Mila Kunis) celebrating her birthday with her best friend, Morgan (Kate McKinnon). Audrey is in low spirits since she was recently dumped by her boyfriend, Drew (Justin Theroux) via a text message. To cheer her up, Morgan leaves a message for Drew using Audrey’s phone telling him that she would be burning the stuff he left behind at his ex-girlfriend’s house.
At this moment, the story shifts to Drew, who is being chased by some ‘bad guys’ in Vilnius, Lithuania. It is revealed that Drew is a spy working for the CIA. He escapes Europe and returns to Los Angeles to get his stuff back, which also includes an important super-secretive flash drive. One thing leads to another, and Audrey and Morgan find themselves in the middle of all the “spy” mess, with secret agents, Sebastian (Sam Heughan) and Duffer (Hasan Minhaj) on their tail. Now they have to get out of the mess they’ve landed in and can trust absolutely no one.
If you have seen the trailer of the film, you only have a taste of the madness that follows. Describing the story as a comedy of errors would be an understatement, as the film takes you on a laughter ride that never stops. There are plenty of jokes, gags, and hilarious incidences that will give you a tummy ache from laughing too hard. Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are brilliant in their roles and comedy comes naturally to the two talented actresses. If you have loved the latter on Saturday Night Live, this movie is a must-watch. McKinnon is the star of the movie and every time she is on screen, you know something funny is about to happen.
The actors perform their parts well too. A special mention must be given to the supporting actors Jane Curtin and Paul Reiser, who play Morgan’s parents. Even in their short appearances, they manage to impress with a few giggles here and there.
What Could’ve Been Better:
If we were to name a genre for this movie, it would be an absurd comedy. There is a shocking amount of violence for a regular comedy with plenty of random sequences. Watch this movie without a thought in your head and simply enjoy it for its mindless entertainment.
Why You Should Watch:
This is the perfect movie to catch with your besties over a weekend because despite its hilarious inconsistencies, the theme of friendship courses throughout the film. Mila and Kate will be your new #BFFGoals and their unique relationship will resonate well if you have that special friend in your life too. Otherwise, simply watch the film for its mind-blowing action and side-splitting comedy.