Spy (2015 film)
|Directed by||Paul Feig|
|Written by||Paul Feig|
|Music by||Theodore Shapiro|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|Box office||$12.7 million|
Spy is a 2015 American action comedy film written and directed by Paul Feig. The film stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Nargis Fakhri, Allison Janney, and Jude Law. Distributed by 20th Century Fox and produced by Feigco Entertainment and Chernin Entertainment, the film was released on June 5, 2015. The film has received very positive reviews from critics.
Susan Cooper (McCarthy) is an unassuming, desk-bound CIA analyst guiding her partner and agent Bradley Fine (Law) on a mission to Bulgaria. After witnessing Fine accidentally killing his target without finding the nuclear football device they are after, Susan guides him on his escape back to the United States. Meanwhile, the agency learns that the target’s daughter Rayna Boyanov (Byrne) might know the location of her father’s device; so they send Fine to infiltrate her home. However, Fine is apparently shot dead by Rayna, which enrages Susan, who also discovers that Rayna had known the identities of all the agency’s top agents, including Fine and Rick Ford (Statham). After Fine’s funeral, Susan volunteers to become a field agent. Since she never was one before, her boss Elaine Crocker (Janney) agrees on condition that she won’t get close to either Rayna or her contact, Italian playboy Sergio De Luca (Cannavale), as she could break her cover. Ford quits in dismay.
Susan is sent to Paris, where the agency places her to spy on De Luca. After unexpectedly finding Ford there also, she sees an assassin working for De Luca (Fakhri) exchanging his bag with a bomb; she is successful in warning him which leads to Ford throwing the bomb into the river where it explodes. Susan follows De Luca to Rome, where she meets her contact Aldo (Sefranowicz); a clumsy informant who has feelings for her, and yet, she decides to break her cover by going inside a casino just to retrieve more intelligence on De Luca. She instead meets Rayna, and quickly befriends her after successfully preventing an attempt of someone spiking her drink. Gaining Rayna’s trust, the two use her private plane to go to Budapest. Along the way, its pilot tries to kill Rayna, but Susan is able to subdue him and take control of the plane in time before it crashes onto the Alps. In Budapest, the two encounter Susan’s best friend Nancy (Hart); who is sent by Crocker to make sure of Susan’s condition, and Aldo. Suddenly, another vehicle appears and starts opening fire. Nancy tries to get Rayna to safety, while Susan pursues the vehicle on a Vespa, finding out that its driver is double agent Karen Walker (Baccarin); who sold Rayna the names of the agents. As Walker is about to kill Susan, she is evidently shot and killed by an unknown sniper.
This move was a real spy flick, not just a comedy. But it was a comedy, make no mistake about it. Spy is a MUST SEE! The last line of the film, might be the funniest. Stay for the credits. 5 stars – MR