Action comedy with Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon, why not? Looks good, looks funny, looks full of action, what else do you need for an enjoyable film? And after seeing, ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’ definitely ticked all those boxes. It’s not a film that will change history in film culture, but it was a comical, entertaining film.
As the title suggests, it’s quite a self-explanatory plot-line. Audrey (Mila Kunis) is dumped abruptly by her one-year boyfriend Drew (Justin Theroux – aka Drew Barrymore’s revengeful ex in ‘Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle’). However, what she doesn’t know is that her now-ex is in fact a spy in the CIA. People are in search for him and they are led to Audrey and her best friend, Morgan (Kate McKinnon). Following, are alleged spies Sebastian (Sam Heughan) and Duffer (Hasan Minhaj), and an unknown terrorist group who brings in an assassin. Suddenly Audrey and Morgan are wrapped into a first-time adventure to Europe that becomes comically explosive.
There are quite a few elements of genre in ‘The Spy Who Dumped Me’. Obviously the comedy is at the forefront of the whole film, there are many hilarious or giggle-worthy moments. There is definitely one star who should get most of the praise for this comedy component: Kate McKinnon. Her ballsy persona and honesty to her parents is hilarious. She is definitely a great comedy actress, not to say she was the only comedy element, because Mila Kunis was also brilliant, as she always is.
Now the action element. More brutal than I thought it would be, there are a lot of murders. Some good bad-ass action scenes, not forgetting the character Sebastian’s action scenes, which were magnificent. We also watch as Audrey and Morgan become more of action figures throughout the film which is great! Due to the plot-line, the action actually brings in a mystery configuration. Which I do have to admit was executed well. There is a constant feel of ‘who can you trust’ throughout the film, which did get me double-guessing every character all the way to the end. I quite liked this element, just brought that little more to an action comedy. Finally, this is a 15 for a reason, there is a lot of swearing, nudity, and murders.
Honestly, I couldn’t say I had any issues with this film, it was easy-watching, fun and exciting. We travel all around Europe from Paris to Amsterdam, to so many more places. All travelling round with these two best friends, one who “never finishes anything” and another who is a “little much”. We learn more and more about this comical duo as they have no idea what’s going on.