Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency is most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.
Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency is most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis. less
Why would anyone go watch Melissa McCarthy as a Spy when the profession has for ages now been ruled by James Bond. But mind you, this where Spy- The movie surprises and hooks you to it.
In a not so innovative saga of a geeky fat girl turning into a hero, we have Susan Cooper (McCarthy)- assistant to CIA field agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law) who dies during an on field operation. Susan wants to avenge Fine's death and the overly under confident, fat kid in her volunteers to go on field as an undercover agent. Soon you see a daft looking, fat and boring woman in her 40s pull out some extremely fine and adventurous stunts as she preps up to save the day with preventing dangerous nuke deal that could ruin the world.
It's all about girl power.
I say that with due support of the scintillating performances of Melissa McCarthy and Rose Byrne who plays the sexy villain in this pay flick. McCarthy is way too gutsy yet so very adorable in the role of Susan Cooper. Rose makes a vamp more sexier as she has all your attention with her elegant yet killer ways. Miranda Hart does a cute cameo in her role as Cooper's best friend and assistant.
Surprisingly, both Jude Law and Jason Statham play the not-so-significant roles yet add much charm during their screen time. Statham, especially has an epic comic timing.
Yet, it is the ladies who own the show!
BTW, Nargis Fakhri who plays a significant cameo in the film pulls of an incredible fight action sequence, leaving you all stunned with that act.
With well crafted characters and a not-so-unique script, SPY still makes for a very good watch. McCarthy makes you rejoice every achievement and Paul Feig masters his game as a director. SPY is a well crafted film which deserves to be watched for all it's awesomeness.
Don't think, just go watch it. It guarantees entertainment!
(PS. Ladies, don't be surprised if you come out as super heroes!)