Spy (2015)
First screened in June 2015
Director: Paul Feig. Cast: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Miranda Hart, Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz, Nargis Fakhri, Andrey Danilko, Julian Miller, Allison Janney, Morena Baccarin, Raad Rawi, Zach Woods, Jessica Chaffin, Katie Dippold, Mitch Silpa, Björn Gustafsson, 50 Cent, Ben Falcone. Screenplay: Paul Feig, plus the moment-to-moment inspirations of its more improv-inclined cast members.

Twitter Capsule: The heat is half-on, at best. Specific relationships, witty performances of first hour fray into uneven chaos in the last six.

VOR:   Lots of folks find this funnier and richer than I do, but I saw a squandering of specific personality for broad, familiar mayhem. Which could soon become a career arc.

Photo © 2015 20th Century Fox

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: C+

Golden Globe Nominations:
Best Picture (Musical/Comedy)
Best Actress (Musical/Comedy): Melissa McCarthy

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