Film Review – SPY (2015)

Spy (2015; USA; Colour; 120m) ∗∗∗½  d. Paul Feig; w. Paul Feig; ph. Robert D. Yeoman; m. Theodore Shapiro.  Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Rose Byrne, Jude Law, Morena Baccarin, Bobby Cannavale, Allison Janney, Nia Long, 50 Cent, Peter Serafinowicz, Will Yun Lee, Zach Woods, Alicia Vela-Bailey, Jessica Chaffin, Miranda Hart, Carlos Ponce. A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster. Frequently funny spy spoof with McCarthy excellent as the reluctant heroine who excels in the field. Some genuine laugh-out-loud moments despite frequent coarse nature of the humour. Law and Statham both send up their screen images with aplomb. [15]