I loved The Heat. I loved Identity Thief. I loved Bridesmaids. Why did this Spy leave me out in the cold? A surprising misfire from Melissa McCarthy and Paul Feig…this comedy is short on laughs and looooooong on action sequences that seemed to belong in another movie. I think the biggest problem is that McCarthy’s character is meek and lacks confidence for more than half the movie….and is the constant butt of jokes and putdowns. When she finally does loosen up…it’s part of her “cover” and shifts between her funny tough persona and her mousy one. She’s the Sandra Bullock character from The Heat in her own movie while everyone around her gets the bigger laughs. It was amusing but more of a rental than a must see. It should have and could have been so much funnier.

Stormy Curry

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