Spy - Poster: Melissa McCarthy
Spy - Poster art: Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) ©2015 Twentieth Century Fox

Melissa McCarthy has teamed up for the third time with writer-director Paul Feig and added action to their usual comedy patter to produce a sure hit in Spy.

Spy (2015) is getting some remakablely good reviewed even given the usual acquired comedy taste and the ‘R’ rating for language, violence and a little sexual content!

UK readers will particularly note comedian Miranda Hart adds to the enjoyment.

Spy (2015) – Official Lowdown

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Spy (2015) – Official Lowdown

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Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency’s most dangerous missions. But when her partner (Jude Law) falls off the grid and another top agent (Jason Statham) is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global disaster.

Teaming with Melissa McCarthy for the third time, following their smash hits Bridesmaids and The Heat, writer-director Paul Feig this time adds a planeload of action to their trademark comedy and sets the story in gorgeous European locales.

The bustling, unfamiliar environments of such famed capitals as Rome, Paris and Budapest add to Susan’s disorienting transition into the cloak-and-dagger fieldwork of international espionage.

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Colin Davies

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