Monday, November 2, 2015


Melissa McCarthy stars as a CIA analyst forced into the field when an arms dealer (Rose Byrne) with knowledge of all the CIA's operatives acquires a nuclear bomb and plans to sell it on the black market. I'm far from McCarthy's biggest fan whose poor script choices have made me more than once refer to her as the female Kevin James. However, with Spy the comedienne's talents are put to good use by writer/director Paul Feig which is odd because the script shares quite a bit in common with the far-less enjoyable Get Smart reboot from a few years back. Along with McCarthy, Feig balances the talents of Byrne, Jude Law, and a very funny Jason Statham as the alpha-male spy who is his own biggest fan in a comedy far funnier than I was expecting.

Available on both Blu-ray and DVD, extras include both theatrical and unrated versions, deleted and alternate scenes, gag reel, a collection of behind-the-scenes featurettes, commentary track, bloopers, and featurettes on various characters.

[20th Century Fox, Blu-ray $39.99 / DVD $29.98]

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