When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an ...
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Mrs. Emily Pollifax of New Jersey goes to the CIA to volunteer for spy duty, being in her own opinion, expendable now that the children are grown and she's widowed. And being just what the ... See full summary »
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When her doctor recommends that a widow pursue her unfulfilled life ambitions, he doesn't realize that she has always wanted to be a spy. Sending a letter to her congressman gets her an interview with the CIA and accidentally gets her an assignment to Morocco for a supposed easy task of picking up an encrypted code book. When the agency realizes their mistake, they send a super-agent to watch over her. Both are taken prisoner and the real agent is injured, leaving Mrs. Pollifax to use her considerable wits to help them escape and to save the day. Written by
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This film itself was nothing special. I watched it from in bed early in the morning. The old-lady-as-amateur-spy is nothing really new, and the plot possibilities this could have given weren't really realised. Mrs Pollifax is played well, but the character has an annoying habit of talking to herself.
The best bit of the film is the unexpected cameo/appearance of TV-star Daisy Donovan, who suprisingly isn't listed in the credits on imdb. She doesn't do much other than look pretty, but let's face it, that's quite enough - she's lovely.
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