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My Spy (2008)
"My Mom's New Boyfriend" (original title)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Romance  |  30 April 2008 (Spain)
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Henry Durand is a young federal agent who is given a difficult assignment: spy on his mother and her boyfriend who is suspected of leading a gang of art thieves.

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Henry is a young FBI agent. During a three-year absence from his home in Shreveport, his mother Marty loses more than 100 pounds, looks great, and to Henry's embarrassment, has become a party animal. Within a day of Henry's returning home with his fiancée, Emily, who's an FBI profiler, Marty meets Tommy, a suave foreigner. He's posing as a consultant, but he's an international art thief, in town to steal "Mother and Son," a Bernini sculpture. Henry is detailed to head a team keeping his mom's new boyfriend under surveillance. Love, law enforcement, and filial devotion are set to collide. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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To catch a thief, Henry Durand must do the unthinkable. Spy on his mother. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for sexual content, language, some violence and drug material | See all certifications »

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30 April 2008 (Spain)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

Meg Ryan plays the mother to Colin Hanks' character. Colin is the real life son of Tom Hanks, who co-starred with Meg Ryan in 3 movies. See more »

Goofs

When Henry first talks with Enrico on the front lawn, the police car's position changes from being alongside Enrico's to being behind it. See more »

Quotes

Eddie: You were doing some sort of secret ops sort of stuff, right?
Henry Durand: Yeah.
Eddie: Would you tell me about it?
Henry Durand: If I did, it wouldn't be a secret.
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A montage of crew candids, behind-the-scenes footage, and outtakes accompanies the closing credits. See more »

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Mrs. Robinson
Written by Paul Simon (BMI)
Performed by The Lemonheads
Published by Song of Universal, Inc. on behalf of Paul Simon Music (BMI)
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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Meg is charming, Antonio is eye-candy, and Colin is adorable!
9 January 2011 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you love Meg Ryan, there are many things to enjoy and appreciate about this film: seeing Meg at the beginning in a very realistic fat-suit -- so funny! She plays it very well, and we are all so happy to see her slender again after she 'loses' it all and becomes her real svelte self for the rest of the story. Her son's reaction to his 'new' mom, after not having seen her for a long time, including her new 'hip' outlook on life is a riot. It's fun (after the romantic roles Meg and Tom have shared) to see Tom Hanks's talented son, Colin, playing Meg's on-screen son, too! - Okay, on to Antonio Banderas: he's never been more handsome or sexier than he is now, and he pairs perfectly with Meg. - There are some very funny comedic moments, with conservative Colin as the straight guy, too. -- One negative thing, however comical it was meant to be, though, was the merciless teasing and sexual innuendo directed toward Colin's character when his FBI job forces him to conduct surveillance on his own mother, even while she was becoming romantically involved with Antonio's character; suggested incestuous feelings just don't sit right with me, and many others, I would imagine, so that type of humor is lost on me. But the film is worth it all for the great acting, including Selma Blair as Colin's fiancée.


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