FILM REVIEW: The Spy Who Dumped Me

If Melissa McCarthy’s 2015 film Spy taught us anything, it’s that female-led espionage comedies can be hilarious.

Now, we’ve got a brand new spy laugh-fest to sink out teeth into.

The Spy Who Dumped Me – despite its terrible title – is super funny and a genuinely good time.

Written and directed by Susanna Fogel, The Spy Who Dumped Me teams up Mila Kunis (Bad Moms) and Kate McKinnon (Ghostbusters) as best friends Audrey and Morgan.

The pair are thrust in the middle of an international spy operation and must rely on their own wiles to survive and outwit the bad guys.

Justin Theroux (The Leftovers) is the eponymous spy and Audrey’s ex.

He calls up out of the blue after dumping her via text, and tells her to deliver a fantasy football trophy to a contact in Vienna.

Best friends forever: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in the hilarious if horribly-titled comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, rated MA15+ and in cinemas now.

Best friends forever: Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon star in the hilarious if horribly-titled comedy The Spy Who Dumped Me, rated MA15+ and in cinemas now.

The film also features Outlander’s Sam Heughan as enigmatic MI6 agent Sebastian.

The Spy Who Dumped Me has all the international intrigue of a James Bond or Mission: Impossible film.

It also has its fair share of gun fights, fistfights, foul language and glamorous clothes.

Kunis and McKinnon are hilarious together.

The audience will have no trouble buying that they’ve been best friends for their whole lives, as they have that easy, second-nature way of relating to one another.

Theroux is also perfect as a spy – completely charming, handy with a firearm and just douchey enough to betray that he thinks he’s pretty special.

Director Fogel has done an amazing job with the action, including only sequences that feel like Kunis and McKinnon’s characters could actually achieve as regular people with zero spy training.

As much as The Spy Who Dumped Me is an exciting and entertaining action, spy adventure, it’s also a really great friendship film.

Throughout everything, these two fierce ladies have each others’ backs and refuse to let anyone underestimate them.

The extended cast also includes appearances by The X-Files and Hannibal star Gillian Anderson as an MI6 bigwig, and Third Rock from the Sun alum Jane Curtin and Mad About You star Paul Reiser as McKinnon’s lovably weird parents.

Rating: 7/10