Tuesday, October 6, 2015
Spy By Paul Feig, 2015 (R)
with Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, 50 Cent
Unassuming CIA analyst Susan Cooper is far from being a James Bond type, but when she's thrust into the field to investigate the disappearance of her partner, she turns into an improbable superspy.
The combo Paul Feig - Melissa McCarthy gets better and better. I wasn't big on Bridesmaids, liked better The Heat, but this one is definitely a winner. McCarthy is brilliant in it, doesn't overdo it, but just throes her lines in the wittiest way, and keeps us going for almost two hours. Jason Statham (whole role was actually written specially for him) is great, as a grumpy spy who messes up with order, to me at his best since Snatch. Jude Law is perfect as the agent-crooner, and finally pretty much the whole cast gets to make us laugh in every way possible. There is not one moment that feels unnecessary, from the feminist attitude of the director of the agency (Allison Janney), to the lost tourist.