Monday, March 16, 2015
Spy premiered at SXSW last night, but I was able to catch it here in Los Angeles. And I'm very happy to report that Melissa McCarthy finally gets a starring vehicle where she doesn't have to play the overbearing, bulldozing Melissa McCarthy of her recent starring vehicles. No, Spy is a big, happy, generous comedy, and she's a total hoot in it: sexy and vulnerable and deeply charming. (As for Jason Statham fans, you should also be thrilled: Our guy is great in this.) (And, oh yeah, Jude Law's fun, too.) I reviewed Spy for Screen International.