The Spy Who Dumped Me Blu-ray | DVD | 4K
Directed by Susanna Fogel
Written by Susanna Fogel, David Iserson
Starring Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan, Justin Theroux, Hasan Minhaj, Lolly Adefope, Dustin Demri-Burns, Gillian Anderson
Rated R | 117 minutes
Release Date: October 30, 2018
It’s Audrey’s (Mila Kunis) 30th birthday and everybody keeps asking her about her ex Drew (Justin Theroux), which after a myriad of mixed emotions, causes her to set his things on fire, with the help of aggressive nudging from her best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon). Drew is very busy of course being almost killed in Lithuania almost 100 times.
Enter Sebastian (my #1 boyfriend Sam Heughan), who lures Audrey outside and into a van to tell her about Drew’s secret life as a CIA agent. Everybody is looking for this trophy which needs to get to Austria to “Verne” by tomorrow. Drew shows up, there’s a shootout, and he dies.
So off to Vienna go Audrey and Morgan, with no phones and airport store luggage and a bunch of “Best Grandson” trophies. They get caught up in one impossible near-death situation after another, eventually teaming up with Sebastian after outsmarting him and getting him suspended, but trusting him because he saved their lives when everyone else tried to kill them. The torture scene is nothing but fun, and the ending is a bit surprising.
The friendship between the two women is the driving force throughout the entire movie with both strong women holding their own. Heughan is dashing and strong enough to not get swallowed up, and makes the perfect foil to their antics. You have to remember that it is a spoof. Although there are a lot of dangerous situations, if you let yourself take it too seriously, you will be disappointed. It’s supposed to be light.
One of my favorite parts of the movie (no spoilers – it’s in the trailer) is Morgan’s reaction to Gillian Anderson’s character.
The movie manages to be a bit of everything, and McKinnon is a comedy genius in everything. Can she be MY best friend? I had smiles throughout. The movie was that delightful.
Covert Operations: The Making of The Spy Who Dumped Me: Susanna Fogel and David Iserson discussed how fast this was to make, and how fun it turned out to be. They go through each character, and you appreciate them even more (as if that’s possible).
Gary Powell: The Action Behind The Film: The tons of stunts and fights and “f*** him up” are broken down right here. These are always my favorite parts of special features. Stunt men are crazy talented.
Makin’ Friends With Hasan Minhaj: The comedian takes us through Budapest to meet his best friends on and off the set.
Deleted Scenes: Just didn’t make the cut, but always interesting to watch.
Outtakes: Blooper reel! Always fun, and this one is particularly hilarious.
Off Script: O.M.G. The questions that Kate McKinnon asked Sam Heughan! And the torture scene has awesome extra improv.
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