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Spy Red-Band Trailer: Melissa McCarthy is Already the Funniest Secret Agent in Years

To say that Spy looks like the funniest comedy of its kind in years isn’t saying much, especially if we’re talking broad Hollywood releases. In her latest collaboration with director Paul Feig (Bridesmaids), Melissa McCarthy follows some really terrible vehicles starring Jackie Chan, Rowan Atkinson and Steve Carrell for something that looks familiar right down to the font of the credits. Every now and then a studio has to make a spy movie spoof featuring an inept or otherwise bumbling agent, and McCarthy is the latest in a line going back as far as Chaplin (excluding the 101-year-old Without Hope, in which Marguerite Marsh plays a waitress who foils an evil espionage plot). They tend to work as well as their lead can do, but lately that hasn’t necessarily been the case (Chan, Atkinson and Carrell are not the reasons their respective spy comedies fail their mission). Will McCarthy rise above? On
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