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ARGYLLE

"Fun Plot Twists in Comical Spy Thriller"

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ARGYLLE is a comical spy thriller filled with action. Elly Conway is a reclusive young woman who lives with a cat that she carries in her backpack. The backpack has a plastic window, however, so the cat can look out. Elly writes a series of popular spy novels featuring a superspy named Argylle. A rogue spy agency targets Elly when her latest novel seems to contain information about them, their assets, and what they’re doing and planning. A scruffy-looking spy named Aidan seems to have her back. Or, does he?

ARGYLLE is funny. Also, the plot twists are a lot of fun, and the action sequences are clever, exciting and visually striking. The movie has a strong moral worldview. Aidan, for instance, really cares about Elly’s wellbeing, despite some momentary questions about his loyalty. He also makes a positive reference to Jesus. That said, the action violence in ARGYLLE has a high body county. The movie also has about 20 obscenities, including one “f” word, and five strong profanities. Finally, two scenes contain suggestive dancing. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for ARGYLLE.

Content:

(BB, C, Pa, LLL, VV, S, A, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Strong moral worldview about stopping villains and caring for another person, with a positive reference to Jesus in one line of dialogue and heroine says Thank God at least twice;

Foul Language:
19 to 21 obscenities (including one “f” word), five GD profanities. and eight light profanities such as OMG or OG;

Violence:
Lots of strong action violence ;

Sex:
No implied or depicted sex scenes, but there’s some suggestive dancing in at least two scenes that involve sexual innuendoes;

Nudity:
No nudity, but two women wear low-cut dresses in two scenes;

Alcohol Use:
Brief alcohol use;

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
No smoking or drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Lying and keeping secrets.

More Detail:

ARGYLLE is a comical spy thriller filled with action, about a nerdy female spy novelist with a pet cat who’s targeted for assassination by a rogue spy agency, but one spy seems to have her back, or does he? ARGYLLE is funny with some exciting and surprising twists and turns, but the movie’s positive moral content and a positive reference to Jesus are marred by lots of foul language, four extravagant action sequences with high body counts, some suggestive dancing, and brief racy innuendo.

The movie opens with an imaginary scene from the latest spy novel being written by Elly Conway, a reclusive woman with a pet cat named Alfie. After his cover is blown, Elly’s spy hero, an agent named Argylle, chases a blonde spy who has a key to unlock the files of an evil spy organization. He and his partner, Wyatt, capture her and get the key, but she commits suicide. The novel ends with Argylle headed for London to get the files.

Elly’s mother, Ruth, who’s encouraged her daughter’s writing career from the beginning, thinks the ending is too anti-climactic. She promises to come visit her on the West Coast and help her fix the ending. However, Elly decides instead to get on a train to go to her mother.

On the train, a bearded hippie-type guy recognizes her and says he’s a fan. He introduces himself as Aidan Wilde and notices Elly has stuck her cat into a backpack with a little plastic window so he can look out. Another young man recognizes Elly too and starts to approach her with a pen to autograph his book. However, Aidan blocks the man’s arm, and Elly notices that the pen is dripping with some kind of poison or knockout liquid. Aidan and the man start to fight, and it looks like Aidan has been highly trained in martial arts. No sooner has Aidan knocked out the autograph seeker that more men in the train car try to kill him. A wild melee follows, with Elly imagining Aidan transforming into her spy hero, Argylle, a larger, taller man who talks directly to her while he dispatches the bad guys.

Elly is scared to follow Aidan, however, as he fights multiple bad guys through the train cars, but he drags her with him. They eventually escape the train full of thugs by Aidan grabbing Elly and dragging her through an exit door and pulling a parachute.

Aidan takes Elly to an isolated cabin. He tells her he’s a spy fighting a rogue government spy agency called the Division. He says the Division is targeting her because they’ve noticed that her novels seem to contain a lot of actual information about them, their assets and what they’re doing and planning. Aidan suggests they travel to London to visit the computer hacker who was supposed to have hacked into the Division’s computers and stolen some important files that would expose its nefarious schemes, just like Argylle did in Elly’s latest novel.

The movie’s second half of the movie is filled with many surprising twists and turns and more amazing action scenes with lots of fighting.

ARGYLLE is funny. Also, the plot twists are a lot of fun, and the action sequences are clever, exciting and visually striking. Although it’s not always clear what the bad guys are trying to accomplish overall, the movie has a strong moral worldview. Aidan, for instance, really cares about Elly’s wellbeing, despite some momentary questions about his interest in her. Also, at one point, Aidan makes a positive reference to Jesus. So, even though the movie gives no indication that Aidan is strongly religious, it’s clear by that one comment that he likes Jesus and what He generally represents.

That said, the action violence in ARGYLLE has a high body county. The movie also has about 20 obscenities, including one “f” word, and five strong profanities. Finally, at least two scenes contain some suggestive dancing. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises extreme caution for ARGYLLE.

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