The Spy Who Dumped Me
116 minutes | rated R
The Spy Who Dumped Me stars Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon as best friends Audrey and Morgan who discover that Audrey’s ex-boyfriend, Drew, played by Justin Theroux, is a spy when people show up at their apartment looking for information that he has hidden. The pair get swept up in the hunt for the information which is wanted by several international espionage organizations.
While there is a lot of potential for a good movie, the film never quite reaches it. Some really good comedic actors, Jane Curtin and Paul Reiser, are cast in roles where they are given very little to do. The story could be presented in a more cohesive way as it is a bit difficult to follow the motives of some characters. McKinnon’s character is, as other characters in the movie say, “a bit much” and comes off as an extended version of one of her less funny Saturday Night Live characters. The action sequences are well-done, as are the special effects and make-up. There are some really funny parts, but there are also parts where they spend too much time on something that just isn’t working.
Other well-known actors in the cast include Gillian Anderson, and Sam Heughan. The Spy Who Dumped Me is rated R for language, violence, sexual content and nudity. It is suitable for older teens and up. While not the worst movie I’ve ever seen, it could have been a lot better. I rate it two and a half out of five severed thumbs.