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Spy ★★★

Director: Paul Feig

Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Rose Byrne, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart

Melissa McCarthy plays Susan Cooper, a CIA analyst who acts as the eyes and ears for Bradley Fine (Jude Law), CIA agent. When Fine is sent on a mission to infiltrate the home of Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne), things go wrong. With the CIA now all up in arms, Susan volunteers to go undercover and adopts different identities in order to track down Rayna whose father created a nuke bomb suitcase and it’s up to Susan to find her before the bomb is detonated. But when she breaks the rules, chaos soon ascends.

Melissa McCarthy delivers a great comedic performance. Jason Statham proves he can do comedy and can do it well. Statham threatens to steal each scene that’s he’s in from McCarthy. Rose Byrne also proves that she can play a villain.

There are plenty of funny moments and great chemistry between all the cast. There are some brilliant action sequences and some great cinematography. The film is directed well by Paul Feig, the man behind the extremely funny Bridesmaids.

Spy is another great piece of work from Paul Feig and the talents of McCarthy.

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