Yet another excellent collaboration by Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy, this had me laughing uproariously alone in my living room. I think Feig is perhaps the only man in Hollywood who can tap into the many slights and frustrations of the female experience, a lot of which were on display in this movie.* All actors were hilarious, making for a perfect movie experience.
Cost: free from library
Where watched: at home.
poster from: http://www.impawards.com/2015/spy.html
*He’s also really good at writing women characters into his movies. This film included McCarthy and Rose Byrne, but also Allison Janney as the CIA boss and Miranda Hart as McCarthy’s friend. Plus a bit part by Morena Baccarin.
Hmmmmm…I thought this could be fun. I am glad to hear that it was funny. Good notes on the writing/portrayal of women!
I have this weird, knee-jerk instinct that I don’t like Melissa McCarthy or her movies, even though I’ve actually seen very little of her work. But I keep hearing how hilarious this movie in particular is, and she was the funniest part of the very funny Bridesmaids, so I put this in my queue but I’m not in any hurry to watch it.
I think she is the best person in the business for reaction shots. Her expressions kill me. In fact, the reason I watched this movie was that she was in a pre-movie ad for Kias where she played an environmental activist that terrible things happened to. The ad was cracking me up and I remembered I’d never watched Spy, so I got out my phone and put it on hold at the library right then and there.