Before you contact Sky and order Melissa McCarthy’s latest comedy, allow me to offer my humble opinion of the movie for your consideration. For the sake of being upfront, it should be noted that I am a fan of McCarthy and her work, but do not think that everything that she touches is gold. I have admit to watching her television services, Mike and Molly, only a handful of times and have never watched a single episode of Gilmore Girls. My appreciation for the actress stems from her recent comedy movies.
Spy left the theaters several weeks ago and has since made its way to the rental market. Consumers can contact Sky to order to film for home viewing (you will need to be a Sky customer first). Using that service, it is being offered as a rental, and I can only assume that it will be shown on one of the movie channels at no extra cost at some point. The film is available for sale on DVD and Blu-Ray for those who watch and fall in love with this modern comedy which also stars the likes of Jude Law. The supporting cast includes Raad Rawi, Jessica Chaffin, Miranda Hart, the talented Allison Janney, Jason Statham, and others.
Spy is similar to 007, but of course Melissa McCarthy is no James Bond. The character played by McCarthy, Susan Cooper, starts out as the support for actual spy Bradley Fine (played by Law). Her only goal is to keep him safe (but hopes to win his heart along the way). When Fine is apparently killed while on a mission, Cooper is pushed into action in an effort to help find his killer and save the world in the process. Her misadventures are very Inspector Gadget and the jokes are streamed throughout the movie consistently.
While parts of Spy are a tab predictable, the overall movie is not. There are several unexpected twists and turns, which are often linked to Jason Statham’s character, Rick Ford. Statham, known as primarily an action star, does an excellent job at being a funny man in Spy. In fact, he somewhat steals the show from Jude Law along the way. Law disappears from the film for quite a while he is assumed to be dead. Spoiler alert! He has not been killed and rejoins the movie about three-quarters of the way through.
If you contact Sky and order Spy, you will be treated to yet another Melissa McCarthy hit. Fans of the funny actress are not likely to be disappointed in this one. While it may not be exactly what you are used to seeing from her, which is actually what makes this one special. There are two levels of entertainment here – comedy and action. The filming itself is excellent and the movie is fast paced and does not drag. Note that Spy is rated R, so not exactly kid-friendly, but adults who are fans of the actress and comedy genre are likely to enjoy this one.