Producer: Paul Feig, Jessie Henderson, Peter Chemin and Jenno Topping
Director: Paul Feig
Star Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Peter Serafinowicz, Bjorn Gustafsson and Nargis Fakhri
Genre: Espionage Thriller
Together the pairing of director Paul Feig and Melissa McCarthy had gained an instant recognition through their earlier movie Bridesmaid. But somewhere along the line their director – actress chemistry is totally missing in their latest outing Spy.
Plot: 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.
Aces: The only plus point of the movie is the lead actress Melissa McCarthy. The other scene stealing act comes from Jason Statham and Jude Law.
Minuses: The female version of James Bond parody does not exactly work here. Besides what is an Indian actress like Nargis Fakhri doing in a Hollywood espionage thriller?
Last Word: If you are a fan of a thriller genre, then this is the movie for you.