Writer: Paul Feig
Composer: Theodore Shapiro
Starring: Melissa McCarthy, Jude Law, Jason Statham, Allison Janney, Rose Byrne, Miranda Hart, Bobby Cannavale, Peter Serafinowicz
More info: IMDb
Tagline: One of the guys. One of the spies.
Plot: A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.
My rating: 8/10
Will I watch it again? Yes.
The bottom line is I laughed my ass off. Melissa McCarthy is hilarious. It's really weird getting used to Jude Law's American accent. I've never laughed so hard at Jason Statham. I love Allison Janney in everything. Rose Byrne's accent was irritating and inconsistent (something that's pointed out briefly by Susan (McCarthy)), Miranda Hart was a fresh and funny-as-shit face out of nowhere (and she needs to have my babies), Bobby Cannavale has lost some weight since I saw him last and he's almost unrecognizable and Peter Serafinowicz was hilariously fabulous. The story is fun and it often doesn't go where you think it will. There's a lot more under the surface than just fat jokes and because they had something more to say than just throw some jokes out, I was surprised they didn't get even more serious with it. Except for Byrne (or maybe it was just her character that irritated me), I REALLY dug the cast. As the film opened and the score was under way I could swear it was David Arnold. I was shocked to see that it was Shapiro, someone I hadn't even heard of before. His score has some strong elements of a Bond score but without aping one. There were some subtleties in it that long-time Bond music aficionados will get a kick out of. I have to admit that the trailer made this look like a stupid, silly film that's relying on the one gag of the female lead being a fat fish out of water. It's rather deceiving. What you don't get a sense of is that this is a stupendously funny movie. I hope it's wildly successful. It deserves it.