Audrey (Mila Kunis) discovers her awful ex Drew (Justin Theroux) is secretly a spy when he shows up at her door with deadly assassins on his tail. Now a target as well, she and her fearless best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon) must go on the run across Europe. The hapless, untrained pals team up with a British agent (Sam Heughan) who helps them navigate the world of international espionage. Directed and co-written by Susanna Fogel. Gillian Anderson and Hasan Minhaj co-star.~Kaitlin Elise Miller
Covert Operations: The Making of The Spy Who Dumped Me
The humor is more dark (with plenty of unapologetic violence) than one would expect in with two traditionally light-hearted actresses starring the film. Most of the humor also won't appeal to the guys as there are a number of crude jokes from a female's perspective. The exaggeration is widespread and plot-line is completely unrealistic (but when did that stop most thriller/action movies), but it's a carefree mindless movie with always brilliant and novel acting by Kate McKinnon. Part of the "problem" with this movie is that our society still has not found a way to accept women as funny the way traditional crude humor is portrayed with male protagonists.
Following in the footsteps of "Spy", "The Heat", and "Hot Pursuit", The Spy That Dumped Me spoofs spy thrillers and puts its main characters in a pinch to finish a secret mission. There are some laughs to be had but the movie seems to struggle to decide whether it wants to be a comedy more or a serious empowerment film. Kate Mckinnon is talented as always but even she can't ultimately save this rather average script. While not abjectly bad, TSWDM is an average entry in the genre. Fans may like it but the returns for others may be small.
Enjoyable ride, start to finish. Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon had great chemistry and riffed well off each other. Some brilliant comedy and surprisingly well done action. I expected more comedy than action, but they really delivered on the action sequences.
However, this film is R-rated for a reason, so if you dislike profanity, violence, or a little gore then I'd recommend that you steer clear of this film despite the great comedy and action. There is also some male nudity (however brief), which is why I dropped it down to four stars. The "joke" there felt forced and was just unnecessary.