Spy (2015)

CIA analyst, Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) is always behind the scenes helping out big time agent, Bradley Fine (Jude Law). Something bad happens to Bradley and now it is time for Susan to have her shot in the field and show the CIA what she is really made of. Susan is given a very tough task and that is to stop a big time Bulgarian crime lord by the name of Rayna Boyanov (Rose Byrne). Boyanov is notorious for selling nuclear weapons and the CIA is really trying to stop her. Cooper is not exactly the best agent and her cover is often blown because fo dumb mistakes that she makes and also because of another agent who wants to take matters into his own hands. His name is Rick Ford (Jason Statham) and he and Cooper don’t exactly see eye to eye. Cooper starts to realize that in order for hr to successfully complete the mission, she really needs to keep Ford away from everything. Cooper now has to really start getting her hands dirty in order to complete the mission.

Alright, it looks like Melissa McCarthy hasn’t lost it at all. I thought for a short while McCarthy was starting to lose her great humor a bit because ti seemed lie she was always taking on the same role. I think trying something different with St. Vincent really opened her up to try different roles. Spy is definitely one of the better comedies that I have seen on 2015 thus far. When I finished watching this movie, I thought to myself that this movie was a really good comedy that had me a laughing a lot. I do not think it was stupid by any means and I really enjoyed this one. I think that humor that they aimed for in this movie worked out perfectly and the audience could not stop laughing.

The acting we see in this movie is pretty much as good as you are going to get with a comedy film. As I said earlier, Melissa McCarthy finally found her place in films like this and she steals it. We even see an outrageously funny performance from Jason Statham. Who ever knew that guy could be funny? I like to just picture him as the former Transporter just kicking all kinds of different ass. I think this was a very smart comedy because ti really made you think about what was really going on and what was really happening with this movie. I even thought it touched on some character development with Melissa McCarthy’s role.

Spy is just the type of movie that is just a nice and fun comedy that most people can enjoy. I wouldn’t take children o see it, but there is definitely a huge audience that will really enjoy this film. A lot fo the humour in this movie had me cracking up. I was really worried about this one because I did not think it looked all that entertaining, but I was absolutely wrong. This movie was an absolute riot and I think that you should definitely go check this one out.

Overall, Spy is a very funny comedy that can be enjoyed by a lot fo people. If you are a fan of Melissa McCarthy, then this is one you have to check out.

Grade= B+ (Very Good!)


Welcome To Me (2015)

Here’s a new movie that was just recently released that I got a chance to see. I can’t wait until I hit the lottery. Alice Klieg (Kristen Wiig), has borderline personality disorder. Alice hits the lottery and decides that she wants to spend it on what she always wanted in life: her own talk show on television. In this talk show, Alice will have no one else on the show besides herself and she will just talk about her life and her feelings. A lot of people think she is crazy for wanting to do this. Alice will pay whatever price the network wants for her to have 100 episodes. The whole entire show is completely ridiculous and everyone a the network understand that except for Rich (James Marsden). The network is failing and they need a lot of money and since Alice can pay for it, Rich will take whatever he can get. Problems start to arise when the show starts getting insane and she starts to forget about the people who mattered to her the most.

Welcome To Me is a nice, little indie film that actually surprised me and was a pretty decent film. This was a really brave move for Kristen Wiig. Taking on the role of someone who is mentally ill is really a tough task and she really pulled this one-off. Wiig turned the role of Alice into a funny, dark and often frightening character. That just shows the good acting from Wiig. That’s the whole thing about this movie. The acting is so good and the rest is kind of just whatever. The movie itself is just okay and I think it could have done a few things differently to make this a lot better than it was. I was really excited to see this movie and I left more disappointed than satisfied.

The acting we see in Welcome To Me is fine. I really like how there is some big time actors in this movie. We see some small appearances from Tim Robbin, who is one of my favorite actors of all time and we also see people like, Joan Cusack and Wes Bentley. To be truly honest, the acting is what really saved this movie because the premise is very goofy and extremely ridiculous. The movie itself was not all that great and the acting is definitely not to blame for it. Everyone we see in this movie are their usual selves, meaning that they were fine and delivered nice performances. So we can definitely say the acting wasn’t the problem with this movie because I think most importantly, Wiig gave an outstanding performance and nailed this role.

The reason this movie was not all that great is because it just could not put the missing puzzle pieces together. What I mean by that is the fact that nothing really came together by the end with what are some great actors. Welcome To Me left me very disappointed throughout most of the film. I think that it started off really well and then just kind of got completely messy and boring in the second half of the movie. If you are a person who likes to just sit down and watch a nice, little movie then this is one for you. Other than that, this is no more than an okay movie with some really good acting to try to hold it together. I do think this is one that you should check out, not only because of all its hype, but it can be somewhat enjoyable to watch at times.

Overall, Welcome To Me may not have all the pieces of the puzzle together and the only reason it was as good as it was is strictly because of the actors. Nothing more than an okay movie!

Grade= C (Okay)