When you combine good comedy with clever dialogue and nonstop action then that is a recipe for an entertaining Summer movie titled “The Spy Who Dumped Me”, written by Susanna Fogel & David Iserson and directed by Susanna Fogel.
“The Spy Who Dumped Me,” tells the story of Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon), two best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy. Right from the opening sequence, the film holds you in its spell with one of the best action scenes to date(yes just another example of a woman director showing she can hold her own in shooting a fast paced, high octane, intense thrill ride). And it just gets better as the film moves along.
Mila Kunis as “Aubrey” and Kate McKinnon as “Morgan” in THE SPY WHO DUMPED ME.
Susanna who also co-wrote the movie with David Iserson really understood the core of building a great friendship story between Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon). When Audrey’s boyfriend Drew(Justin Theroux) dumps her via text message who else is there for her except her bestie Morgan. This bond and the chemistry between the girls is the key to making this movie work and as they get more entangled amidst all the shooting and craziness we see each of them grow into the women they were meant to be. For once it was refreshing to see the buddy themed drama getting new life with females in the lead. Kate McKinnon(Morgan) shines in her role and gives “badass” a whole new meaning. And watching Audrey(Mila Kunis) find her strength was so enjoyable.
Of course, let’s not forget the men in this thrill ride with Justin Theroux(Drew) giving us sexy Pierce Brosman presence on screen and Sam Heughan(Sebastian) reminiscent of a square-jawed James Bond type. Rounding out the cast was Hasan Minhaj(Duffer), Ivanna Sakhno(Nadedja) and veteran actors Jane Curtin(Carol) , Paul Reisner(Arnie) .
Each actor bringing just the right amount of charm to their roles. In addition, we get to see Award-winning film, television and theatre actress Gillian Anderson (Wendy) as the big boss maintains order in her unit.
Produced by Brian Grazer, p.g.a., Erica Huggins p.g.a. ” The Spy Who Dumped Me” offers twist you some plot twist you don’t expect and for us a very satisfying ending. So hold on to your seats and get ready to enjoy a truly entertaining Summer movie.
“The film is produced by Imagine Entertainment’s Brian Grazer and Erica Huggins. Imagine’s Karen Lunder and Julie Oh, and Guy Riedel served as Executive Producers. Barry Peterson is the Director of Photography. Production Designer is Marc Homes. Alex Bovaird is the Costume Designer. The film was edited by Jonathan Schwartz.
The film opens in theaters August 3rd, 2018.
Rated R for violence,language, throughout, some crude sexual material and graphic nudity.