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Spy (2015)Paul Feig reconnects with Melissa McCarthy for a third time to bring… More Paul Feig reconnects with Melissa McCarthy for a third time to bring us the delightfully funny 'Spy'. It's a nice return to form from a comedic standpoint for McCarthy after a few duds. It helps the part was written specifically for her, or that's what the rumor mill says. While it's not a perfect laugh-out-loud romp, there were more than a handful of burst out moments complemented with some nice light chuckles if you caught the subtle cues to the jokes. But...it wasn't just McCarthy shining. Jason Statham goes counter-typecast with a hilarious role as the spy who you can't stand. His boasting becomes so ridiculous it's nice to see Feig sympathize with the audience and write in some clever dialogue for McCarthy to counter his absurdity. Rose Byrne is slowly becoming a favorite of mine in the comedy world. Granted, the best comedic roles she's had are now Bridesmaids and Spy, both directed by Feig. Her and McCarthy have excellent chemistry on screen, and it was clear their war of words throughout the film were both written and ad-libbed. Not that I had a problem with Jude Law as the 'perfect' spy and counter to James Bond, but his accent slipped just a bit late in the film. It's nice to see a solid rated R comedy get such positive reviews prior to its release, which I think helped push it into the forefront of the weekend. McCarthy needed this boost to keep her from being the oafish large woman more prone to physical comedy than actually letting her act it out. So far, 'Spy' is easily the funniest film of the year.
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