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My Spy

Published May 8, 2020

My Spy

Film info

  • Title My Spy
  • Director Peter Segal
  • Year 2020
  • Run time 1hr 42m
  • Genres Comedy, Action, Family
  • Tagline Almost totally in control

My Spy follows JJ, a hardened CIA operative who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl named Sophie after he is sent undercover to surveil her family. In exchange for not blowing JJ's cover, Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance, JJ finds he is no match for Sophie's disarming charm and wit.

Live blog

TimeComment
1:15I do enjoy watching wrestlers try and fit in suits.
4:49You could travel through a lot of times with that much plutonium.
6:35Britney wins!
12:18“Who’d bully you?” said the bully.
16:52“That’s amazing, do you always have bacon on you?”
23:05Love this kid, she’s smart!
26:42I’m confident the no man left behind thing doesn’t include ice skating.
33:10He is literally the worst spy ever.
35:50“That kid is tricky man, I miss working with terrorists.”
48:54She didn’t even flinch knocking over the fish. I gasped!
51:47Had forgotten the analyst wanted to be trained too. Weird spy triangle.
55:52Hahaha, the pigeon.
1:00:12I like Todd. Presumably, the best acting gig ever - no lines!
1:03:42“This looks like the wedding at the end of Shrek.”
1:06:48Protein shakes and grilled cheese sandwich is disgusting.
1:10:57Bless her thinking about the tax dollars!
1:18:09I didn’t even know that bullets would do that.
1:18:51“No one ever suspects the gay couple next door.”
1:22:08Loving the little Fiat causing chaos.
1:25:18He brought a knife to the plane fight.
1:28:53I love them analysing their own stupid lines.
1:31:39Was not expecting an equal pay riff in this.

Thoughts

Loved this film! Was expecting it to be either pretty lame or a bit of an oddball one like Playing With Fire, but it wasn’t. It was a sensible story, very funny, and not predictable - I mean, obviously you knew where it was going with the big showdown, but they threw in a couple of twists and things didn’t go how you always thought they would.

The kid was incredible, and the chemistry with Bautista was great and Kristen Schaal chipping in at the sides made for a fab trio. I laughed a lot, and really enjoyed it.

Rating: 5 / 5

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