spy-poster“My face hurts” were my son’s initial comments after we left the screening of Spy. I couldn’t agree more. .

When McCarthy’s Susan Cooper is given an opportunity to go out into the field against Statham’s Rick Ford’s wishes, the comedy never let’s up. McCarthy really shines in nearly every scene she has with Byrne’s Rayna Boyanov. Their back and forth mix of comedy and action is a delight to behold.

Personally, I do not got to the movies to see comedies anymore as most are disappointments or marginally funny. Therefore, I stick to tried and true get my money’s worth Summer blockbuster superhero films. However, Spy is a breath of fresh air. I hadn’t laughed so hard and for so long in years. If Hollywood could continue to churn out comedies like Spy, I could see myself just as eager to get in line at the movies as I would for the next Marvel or DC adaptation.

The entire cast really sold this movie and ensured there was never a dull moment. In every scene there was something exciting and funny to see. The theater laughed at the brilliant one liners, hilarious banter, and surprisingly good action scenes that make Spy feel like equal parts standup comedy, ridiculous Hangover/Bridesmaids antics, and Bond film.

Simply put, I felt privileged to have seen this movie, which honestly I had no desire to see, but only went because I had free screening tickets. Pleasantly surprised is the understatement of the century. Any professional critic giving this film anything less than an 8 out of a 10 needs to have their funny bone replaced and shouldn’t take life so seriously.

If you want a bent over from laughter experience go see Spy.

PS. Stay for the end credits…

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