Spy18 Mar 2016
Spy is a good plane movie. I didn’t see it on a plane, but it’s got the makings of a good plane movie.
I was generally on board in the first half, taking a liking to both the character and the plot that was building around her. But when she takes an abrupt turn in the second half I was less sold. I don’t mean to imply that McCarthy should only play the nice midwesterner, entirely harmless, just that the caustic, rough edged turn felt like it belonged in a different movie. Her character in Bridesmaids, for comparison, worked much better, both within the ensemble and the tone of the film.