Thursday, August 2, 2018

The Spy Who Dumped Me Movie Review

Kate McKinnon & Mila Kunis (r) star in The Spy Who Dumped Me

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Rotten Tomatoes Plot: Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, 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. Directed by Susanna Fogel.

Kunis and McKinnon star as "two dumb American women" doing their best worst impersonation of Melissa McCarthy in 2015's Spy (and countless other movies with the same plot.) Fogel & co-writer David Iserson's languid script fits Kunis to a tee (am I the only one who doesn't think she's funny?) but fails to take advantage of McKinnon's superior talents, who still managed to make me laugh out loud several times, all by her lonesome. Without her, I couldn't have survived the film's painfully long two-hour runtime. Note to Fogel: Comedies are supposed to be short, and for good reason.

Grade: D+