The Spy Who Dumped Me review by Bobby Blakey
While the spy genre is normally the serious action packed films there have been numerous that took the more comedic route. The latest from director Susanna Fogel, The Spy Who Dumped Me looks to bring the action and laughs starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, Hasan Minhaj, Ivanna Sakhno, and Sam Heughan, but does it offer up anything to help it be a mission you want to be a part of or would you prefer to have been dumped as well?
The Spy Who Dumped Me follows Audrey and Morgan, two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, who are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey's ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world. I thought the trailers looked amusing enough, but honestly didn’t expect much from this film. While it doesn’t always work I was surprised the direction it took which was nowhere near where I expected.
The story is way unbelievable a lot of the times, but if you can let that go there ends up being some fun to have hear. I expected it to go a more dumb humor direction and while there are moments like this including a silly trapeze sequence it was less silly than I thought. Where it really surprised me was the action itself which there is a lot of and is really well-executed. There are some great shoot outs, car chases and fight scenes that are right out of any straight laced action flick, which makes the humor surrounding it stand out a bit and more tolerable when it doesn’t work.
I really love both Kunis and McKinnon. Kunis plays the straight part of the duo while still getting plenty of moments for laughs while McKinnon is a bit amped up and toned down all at once. My big issue with the movie besides of the predictability was that some of the humor just fell flat for me. Thankfully there were way more good moments than bad and with the awesome action it helped to elevate it more than it might have otherwise.
This release not only includes the film, but also bonus content including outtakes, deleted scenes, and numerous featurettes taking viewers behind the scenes of bringing this film to life. Stumble into the world of spies with The Spy Who Dumped Me available now on Digital, 4K Ultra, Blu-ray and DVD from Lionsgate Home Entertainment.