The Sitch Review: The Spy Who Dumped Me
Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are hilarious in The Spy Who Dumped Me
Audrey, played by Mila Kunis, is a 30-year-old woman who gets dumped by her boyfriend of one year over text: “Hey. It’s Over. Sorry.” After griping about it for a few weeks, she decides to burn his stuff and call him out on his jerk move. However, through a sequence of events that involves her roommate bringing home an assassin and Audrey being kidnapped from work, she comes to find out that her beloved Drew was actually a spy for the CIA. He had (allegedly) broken up with her in order to protect her because there were a lot of people out for his life. Drew also happens to leaves her with a trophy (referred to as “the package”) and tells her that she is to meet with someone named Verne at a cafe in Austria.
The movie proceeds to follow Kunis' story as she and her best friend Morgan Freeman (pun intended), played by actress Kate McKinnon, journey across Europe, get kidnapped, tortured, and yet, against all odds, somehow manage to keep the movie hilariously funny.
Kunis is a comedy rock star. She has proved that with movies like the Bad Moms 1 & 2. The plot of this movie itself was basic and could have potentially been developed a little bit more; but Kunis and McKinnon were able to captivate the audience with their humor and wit, making it a movie that we didn’t want to see end.
McKinnon's character, Morgan Freeman, kept the audience reeling with laughter even when the characters were in the worst situations possible. McKinnon plays an aspiring actor who saw an opportunity to perform at every moment. Kunis gave us a performance as we expected from her, but McKinnon really stole the show.
This movie is the perfect date night movie because it plays to everyone's favorite senses: there is a hunky male spy who ends up developing a special interest in Audrey, there are violent and gory fight scenes, and then hysterical, light hearted moments.
A movie with the title The Spy Who Dumped Me could have definitely been totally cheesy; however, instead of going to that extreme - it remained enjoyable and managed to walk the fine line between action movie and romantic comedy.
The movie is directed by Susanna Fogel and any movie directed by a woman with two woman hero protagonists who are also bad asses is a good movie, in our opinion. All in all, The Sitch gives this movie a 7/10.
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