Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in this more-action-than-comedy adventure.
Audrey (Mila Kunis) is celebrating her birthday at a bar with her best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon) when she meets handsome young man Drew (Justin Theroux), and the two begin a happy relationship – until soon after he dumps her via a lousy text message.
Distraught and wondering what she’s done wrong, Audrey finds she’s in deeper than she thought when it’s revealed that Drew is in fact an undercover agent for the CIA, tasked with delivering a USB drive that will prevent a terrorist attack. When the only person she can trust is her best friend, where does Audrey go from here? She and Morgan end up far more embroiled in the world of covert operations than they ever dreamed.
The Spy Who Dumped Me is more of an action movie than a comedy, with the fight scenes landing hits far more often than the jokes. Mila Kunis is the same here as she is in most of her roles; caring, predictable, and occasionally funny, but not very convincing as a spy in the making. That being said, McKinnon (as usual) is able to keep the laughs frequent enough that you usually wind up enjoying yourself.
The girls’ friendship is effortless – you can tell the pair have great chemistry. However, the plot itself is convoluted, and as is the way with most spy movies, you’re often asked who you can trust, but this one leans more towards the predictable side. Sam Heughan’s character is a welcome addition, and often provides as much of the comedy as McKinnon does.
While it could definitely do with a few more laughs to qualify as a comedy, The Spy Who Dumped Me is a decent enough action flick that does its best to show that chicks can do it just as well as the blokes can.
In cinemas: August 9, 2018
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan
Directed by: Susanna Fogel