After getting dumped by her Boyfriend, Audrey (Mila Kunis) decides to move on with her life. While burning some of her boyfriend’s belongings (to help her get over the break up), Audrey soon discovers that her ex-boyfriend is, in fact, a secret spy! Audrey also finds amongst her boyfriend’s belongings that she now holds to key to saving millions of lives. It’s now up to Audrey and her best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon) to journey across the world, survive and personally delivery an item into the right hands to save the world.
For those who are not aware, this film is a comedy which relies heavily on witty dialogue between Audrey and her best friend, Morgan. Many lines here would I feel delivered from a script, but I think our two actresses have improvised many one-liners. As a comedy, some jokes will manage to provide a giggle, and some jokes can sadly drag on for far longer than what I felt was needed. Whenever there’s an action scene, I also couldn’t help but notice how many time these two girls yelled out “oh my God, oh my God” (seriously, it’s crazy annoying).
I’ll admit, the film gets in a few good jokes which I can relate to thanks to previous spy films which most of us would have seen at some point.
For a comedy film, we also have a longer duration of almost two hours- not always an ideal thing when it comes to comedy films. If I’m honest, with 30 minutes remaining, I couldn’t help but check my watch as the movie started to lose Finesse during the final act.
As a plot, we have many characters who are all after this one item our leads are carrying. Who is the real enemy and who can be trusted? These are just some questions that I thought about over and over n, and of course they are used for comedy purposes (even more so when surprise celebrities also appear on screen).
Overall, I feel there’s an audience who will enjoy this type of comedy. The film is full of many random one-liners which don’t always land the laugh, and the film does drag longer than what I felt it should have. We also have plenty of references to spy films. I will say that if you enjoyed other previous comedy films such as Spy, Bad Moms & Rough Night this would be one to add to your watch list.
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Review Written by Peter Walkden