Thursday, June 04, 2015

In Praise of 'Spy' and Melissa McCarthy

You may remember I saw Spy back in March in connection to its premiere at South by Southwest. I was in Los Angeles in a screening room of about four people, and I greatly enjoyed this action-comedy, but I was curious to watch it again with a full audience. I got my wish this week at an all-media screening. It plays like gangbusters. This is easily the best thing Melissa McCarthy has done since Bridesmaids, and it's also a real showcase for everybody from Jude Law to Rose Byrne to Jason Statham. I hope it's a huge hit. I reviewed Spy for Deadspin.