When Audrey (Mila Kunis) finds out that the boyfriend who dumped her by text (Justin Theroux) is a spy, she is pulled into an adventure across Europe with her best friend Morgan (Kate McKinnon) in tow.
The Spy Who Dumped Me is a film done a huge disservice by its trailers. Instead of the inane one joke comedy it appeared from those trailers it’s actually much more of an action comedy in the vein of 2015’s Spy featuring Melissa McCarthy. It might not reach the heights of that film but it’s certainly capable of providing a good amount of laughs and action.
The action scenes were the first thing to take me by surprise. Swift and brutal brawls, gunfights and chases all feature and the occasional fight played for laughs as well. Justin Theroux and Sam Heughan are both very convincing as accomplished spy’s who can handle themselves in a fight.
Comedically the women do all the heavy lifting. Kunis and McKinnon have great chemistry as best friends who know everything about each other but it’s McKinnon who steals the show. Hilarious throughout she is the main reason to watch.
On a negative front it’s plot line doesn’t seem to stand up to much analysis. I’m still not convinced that the double crosses and plans make any sense, but the constant moving around Europe does give the film some beautiful backdrops. And as I’ve said before it doesn’t quite live up to a recent film with very similar themes.