I enjoy a good spy movie every now and then, but I’m way more likely to take a spy movie if it’s delivered to me in comedy form. There’s a reason why I prefer movies like Kingsman and Spy over others like Jason Bourne, and it’s because of their ability to poke fun at tropes rather than take themselves deadly seriously.
The latest film to jump into the comedy-spy genre is The Spy Who Dumped Me, starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon. While not perfect, I think the trailer actually did a solid job with some of the gags. The bit with the manual car at the beginning got me, as did the one about the Minion near the end. Comedy is a genre that’s very hard to sell in trailer form, but couple it with a fast plot and fun action, and you may have me.
Below is the official synopsis for The Spy Who Dumped Me:
“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.”
The Spy Who Dumped Me hits theaters on August 3, 2018.
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