Duration: 1hr 57 min
Audrey (Kunis) and Morgan (McKinnon), two best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.
"As best friends Audrey and Morgan, Kunis and McKinnon have a sparkling screen chemistry and the rhythmical pit-a-patter of their dialogue is an utter delight to witness. They crackle with a magical energy, McKinnon especially, who seems to hit the perfect note on every joke.
...The Spy Who Dumped Me is oddly excessively violent, which might be director and co-writer Susanna Fogel’s way of fulfilling the idea that women can play in the muck just as well as the men, which Morgan illustrates at one point by yelling out, “Women can be terrorists too!”
Unfortunately, all that violence, blood splatter and some of the crudest moments is also what keeps the tone from being more consistent"
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"Perhaps the film's main flaw is not so much that the gags fall flat (even though they mostly do), but that they pair uneasily with the surprisingly gritty and gruesome action sequences...
...the most important relationship in the film is Audrey and Morgan's — and Fogel's strong focus on female friendship is laudable. But they're something of an odd couple too: while McKinnon's Morgan is erratic and theatrical, Kunis plays Audrey as more of a plucky girl-next-door type.
For all their expressed closeness, it seems like the two girls are on completely different wavelengths — and McKinnon's performance seems like it belongs in a completely different movie (a better one)."
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"when she's declaring that Anderson's MI6 boss is "the Beyonce of the government", and delivering other one-liners and asides with gusto, McKinnon is only one half of The Spy Who Dumped Me's modest charms. Mila Kunis is the other, playing the straighter role against McKinnon's gloriously goofy energy. Together, they not only make an engaging comedic pair, but furnish a funny, mayhem-fuelled ode to female friendship. That's the film's secret weapon. Director Susanna Fogel doesn't just throw women into the usually male-dominated realm of big-screen espionage, and nor is she content to just laugh as ordinary folks get caught up in the spy world. "
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"Directed with a light, confident touch, The Spy Who Dumped Me is a female buddy movie that knows exactly what to do with the additional X chromosome.
Kunis and McKinnon have a natural screen chemistry that is supported by the film’s screenplay, co-written by Fogel."
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