The Spy Who Dumped Me may be disposable summer fun, but it is better reserved for a rainy day of channel surfing when Mission: Impossible—Fallout is available theatrically. Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon generate a pleasant, friendly frisson and more than a few laughs as Audrey, an aging slacker whose hot boyfriend, Drew (Justin Theroux), just broke up with her, and her eccentric best friend, Morgan. All breakups are hell, but hell actually breaks loose when the duo discovers Drew was a spy before embarking on a deadly European adventure to protect a typical MacGuffin that will save the world from generic terrorists.
Melissa McCarthy’s superior piece of comic spycraft, Spy, starred a woman while using her appearance to comment on how society underestimates an individual’s merit based on looks (and gender); The Spy Who Dumped Me is a simple action-comedy that shows that pretty, funny ladies can do everything that pretty, funny boys can do. Too bad Kunis is funnier as a bad mom than a badass spy.
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