The Spy Who Dumped Me review – a surprisingly violent, but insanely fun buddy comedy
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Verdict: As is the case with any spoof, The Spy Who Dumped Me isn’t best appreciated for its realism. It is however a very fun way to spend two hours and a real testament to the strength and purity of real friendship. Spy films are a firm favourite with cinema-going audiences, crammed to the brim with explosive action sequences, adventurous destinations, and passionate, flighty romances. Spy spoofs, when done well, take the traditional spy formula and add in a generous slathering of humour. Susanna Fogel’s The Spy Who Dumped Me is no exception. The Spy Who Dumped Me centres on Audrey (Mila Kunis) and her fiercely loyal best friend, Morgan (Kate McKinnon) as they trek through Europe, following the death of Audrey’s ex-boyfriend, who just so happens to have been a spy. After Morgan convinces Audrey to go to Europe for the first time to fulfil her ex-boyfriend’s dying wish, the women – who are absolutely not trained in the art of espionage – are met with, to name but a few, motorcycle chases in Vienna, gymnast assassins in Germany, and murder in Prague. Not your typical European holiday…
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