SPY

"Spy Hard, Spy Too Crude"

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Content: -3 Excessive content and/or worldview problems.
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SPY stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA agent who’s never been in the field until one day she’s called to action. Susan always wanted to in the field as an agent, but she spends her days helping agent Bradley Fine accomplish his missions. After many missions, Bradley is killed by a powerful woman named Rayna Boyanov. Rayna is selling a nuclear weapon and must be stopped, but she knows all the CIA’s field agents. The only person Rayna doesn’t know is Susan, leading Susan to finally be called into action. Though Susan is sweet and timid, she wants to get revenge on Rayna for killing Fine and serve America.

SPY has a strong pagan worldview with some positive elements of helping others, stopping evil and serving one’s country. Sadly, it has an excessive amount of “f” words and crude content. If the filmmakers had eliminated this vulgarity, their movie would have been more enjoyable. Also, Melissa McCarthy’s character makes extreme changes that aren’t logical. Ultimately, MOVIEGUIDE® finds this comedy unacceptable viewing. SPY could have been much better and much cleaner.

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(PaPa, B, PP, LLL, VV, SS, A, MM) Strong pagan worldview with elements of revenge and a funeral where they mention the universe’s “plane,” mitigated by some moral elements of serving others, stopping evil and serving one’s country; about 77 “f” words, 29 light obscenities, 26 light profanities, 12 strong profanities, lots of crude commentary about women’s private parts and man’s private parts, plus woman vomits; strong action and comical violence includes multiple fight scenes, killings, women pushes man off edge, and he lands on a iron rode that goes through his entire body, main character throws knife at another woman and knife goes through her hand then the women pulls the knife out of her hand, eventually a larger knife is stabbed through her body, man shot in head, woman shot in head, multiple people shot in different places leading to death; strong sexual content overall includes man touches woman’s chest and makes comments about wanting to be with her, man is on top of women (a joke made about his private parts on the back of her head) helping her get untied from capture, implied fornication, crude comments about people’s private parts, kissing, man's private parts flashed; light drinking; smoking, but no drug use; and, lying, gambling, revenge.

More Detail:

SPY stars Melissa McCarthy as Susan Cooper, a CIA agent who’s never been in the field until one day she’s called to action. SPY is a very crude movie with some funny, moral moments, but it could have been much better and much cleaner.

Susan Cooper has always wanted to be out in the field as a CIA spy, but she spends her days helping agent Bradley Fine accomplish his missions. After many missions, Bradley is killed by a powerful women named Rayna Boyanov. Susan is distraught, not only because she worked with Bradley, but because she also secretly loved him.

Rayna is selling a nuclear weapon and must be stopped, but she knows all of the CIA’s field agents. The only person Rayna doesn’t know is Susan, leading Susan to finally be called into action. Though Susan is sweet and timid, she wants to get revenge on Rayna for killing Bradley and serve America.

When Susan gets her disguise, it isn’t what she wanted, but rather a bohemian middle-aged woman. She’s flown to Paris, and it’s not long before Susan gets overly involved with taking down Rayna.

SPY has a strong pagan worldview with some positive, patriotic elements of serving others, stopping evil and serving one’s country. Sadly, however, the movie has an excessive amount of “f” words and crude elements. This is particularly unfortunate because the movie’s plotline isn’t bad. If the filmmakers had cut out the violence and crude elements, the movie would have been more enjoyable. Also, Melissa McCarthy’s character has a complete change in personality from the beginning to the end, which doesn’t seem completely logical, especially to that extreme, even though SPY is a comedy.

Ultimately, MOVIEGUIDE® finds this comedy unacceptable viewing. SPY could have been much better and much cleaner.

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