*upon finding out my entire post had somehow vanished* AHHHHHGGHHGHH
So I had written the entire thing, however it looks as though I never clicked save or post. However I recently saw this film again so it's all still fresh in my mind.
Go see this movie.
This is an incredibly simple but very clever comedy. There are jokes about vomit and pink eye but they are incredibly rare and not the real source of comedy for this movie.
If you were to look at the trailer, you might be tricked into thinking this was just a James Bond style parody where the joke is that the person trying to be Bond is a short middle age woman whose on the larger side. However that isn't the joke.
Susan Cooper is completely capable of being the James Bon\d type spy, she was the top of the academy and was completely well trained in hand to hand and weapon combat. Why has she spent the last ten years in the vermin infested basement providing support? Because her mentor and her own self doubt convinced her to go for the safer and less rewarding job.
The joke of this movie isn't that Susan Cooper can't be a spy, its that society doesn't think she can be.
Which isn't to say they still don't get a lot of physical comedy from out of Melissa McCarthy, Susan after all has been an analyst for ten years so she is a little rusty. While the entire cast give fantastic performances, a stand out has to be Jason Statham playing... every character he's ever played. While others play their prejudices against Susan, his is overt to comedic methods. His catch phrase becomes, 'you're going to fail', although a strong contender is 'I once used a defibrillator on myself.'
Stunning acting, clever directing, a smart movie that isn't afraid not to take itself completely seriously Spy is probably most brilliant for keeping the target of it's humor at society itself.
Seriously, check this one out.
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