Run for cover: Rashid Irani reviews The Spy Who Dumped Me
The buddy flick features two gifted comediennes but offers little humour or excitement.
The main draw of this female-centric action comedy is that it’s co-written and directed by a woman (Susanna Fogel) and features two gifted comediennes (Mila Kunis-Kate McKinnon) in the lead roles. Unfortunately, The Spy Who Dumped Me offers little by the way of humour and even less in terms of excitement, during its inflated two-hour runtime.
The clunky script zeroes in on a pair of 30-something best friends who unwittingly get embroiled in an international espionage operation. Entrusted with a top-secret device that needs to be delivered to a contact at a café in Vienna, the novice spies-by-accident must also contend with a team of deadly assassins on their trail
Proceedings are intermittently enlivened by the kooky antics of Kunis and McKinnon, but overall this one is a downer.
Cue car chases, gratuitous violence and sprints across scenic locations in Berlin, Paris and Prague. No prizes for predicting if the gal pals survive the several life-threatening encounters.
The buddy flick is intermittently enlivened by the kooky antics of Kunis and McKinnon. The latter, in particular, is a hoot. Overall, though, The Spy Who Dumped Me is a downer.
First Published: Aug 09, 2018 18:29:31