“The Spy Who Dumped Me” is an example of what comedies spoofing other genres should be. Instead of trying to tie into an existing property, the creative minds behind this film are making a purely original concept that just happens to riff on the name of an old James Bond movie (“The Spy Who Loved Me”). To top it off, Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon appear to have a very strong comedic chemistry that feels fresh and ties into the current female Hollywood movement without feeling like a cash grab at the #MeToo crowd. This being director Susanna Fogel’s sophomore outing, her previous film “Life Partners” (2014) garnered the talents of Leighton Meester, Gillian Jacobs, and Adam Brody, which shows she’s no stranger to dealing with big names. It’s nice to see the “Bad Moms” star continue her comedy resurgence as much as it to see Kate McKinnon continue her unique brand of humor.

Synopsis: Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Starring: Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan, Justin Theroux, Gillian Anderson, and Ivanna Sakhno

Directed By: Susanna Fogel

Release Date: August 3, 2018
Studio: Lionsgate Films

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