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
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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.
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.
Comedic, but sometimes really disturbing spy movie
I'm not a really big fan of Mila or Kate and this movie is definitely not for everyone. Yes it is funny in some parts, but what really got me was the "gore factor". Watching Mila cut a man's finger off to unlock his phone was a surprise. Scenes such as these are what grabbed my attention the most. I enjoyed this film and if you like comedy and some gore, you should give it a watch.
We liked this spy comedy because it's headed up by one very funny lady (Kate McKinnon) and a steady side-kick (Mila Kunis) who holds her own rather well. This comedy succeeds as well as any male partner movie we've seen recently, but with less testosterone. That will be a problem for some folks. The action sequences are every bit as good and connect well with the comedy.
Comedy: Kate delivers, relentlessly. There are some stretches of dullness, but the movie is consistently funny, because she's rarely not on screen.
Action: No let down here. Although it's not a priority, it is used for comedic effect.
Family night: Be careful here. I seem to recall some scenes that will create some cringe moments.
The movie doesn't forget what it's supposed to deliver: Comedy and Action.
We liked it enough to own it, and we will re-watch it.