The Spy Who Dumped Me

Movie review by Tara McNamara, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 16+

Bullets and profanity fly in feminist friendship comedy.

R 2018 116 minutes

Parents say

age 16+

Based on 22 reviews

Kids say

age 14+

Based on 22 reviews

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age 16+

Fun, Cheeky, and Action-Packed

Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon are underrated and underappreciated. They make a great comedy duo because they can pull off the banter. The men in the film underestimate them and are expediently dealt with. The hijinks that ensue follow typical storylines of this genre. The biggest fault is at the end, I did not think it was necessary to have Kunis' character have a romantic involvement, that part was a little too cliché. And the final scene in Japan is a treasure trove of male gaze-ness disguised to be Kunis and McKinnon finally being "empowered". Still the film world would be more interesting if we had more films like this to choose from.
age 16+

Funny, vulgar, violent - a highly subversive feminist thriller

This film was horribly violent in places, vulgar with atrocious language and very silly... but despite all this I loved it, as did my 17 year old daughter. I wasn't surprised to learn that the director was female as it is highly subversive of the genre. This is a film primarily about female friendship and empowerment, there's a memorable female villain, the only nudity is male, and the male hero is a one-dimensional, handsome cut-out. Watch with your older daughters and enjoy.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much swearing

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