A titan of industry is sent to prison after she's caught insider trading. When she emerges ready to rebrand herself as America's latest sweetheart, not everyone she screwed over is so quick to forgive and forget.
Following a ghost invasion of Manhattan, paranormal enthusiasts Erin Gilbert and Abby Yates, nuclear engineer Jillian Holtzmann, and subway worker Patty Tolan band together to stop the otherworldly threat.
A thief with a unique code of professional ethics is double-crossed by his crew and left for dead. Assuming a new disguise and forming an unlikely alliance with a woman on the inside, he looks to hijack the score of the crew's latest heist.
Susan Cooper is an unassuming, deskbound CIA analyst, and the unsung hero behind the Agency's most dangerous missions. But when her partner falls off the grid and another top agent is compromised, she volunteers to go deep undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent a global crisis.Written by
20th Century Fox
"The film's scenic international locations and spy-thriller orientation have called forth a much higher level of technical polish than usual for a studio comedy" according to show-business trade paper 'Variety'. See more »
When the BMW crashes into a tree, the sound explodes seconds before the crash. See more »
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Actor Mitch Silpa's character is credited as Colin ( name stricken ) Fredrick See more »
The Philippine theatrical and DVD versions have the sequence where Susan and the CIA find out who Renaldo is edited, with no hint of them seeing the penis images. The cable version in that territory retains the shots of them reacting upon seeing the images, but the images themselves remain unseen. See more »
A Perfect Comic Vehicle for Melissa McCarthy. Begs a Sequel
Any fan of Melissa McCarthy must see this film. If you thought she was funny in "Bridesmaids," she really gets to spread her wings in this film. Foul-mouthed funny? Check. Physical comedy? Check. Fat-girl jokes. Check and double check. Action star? Say What?
Yes, Melissa McCarthy is everything she's been in prior films and is now an action star. Watch her take out six or seven baddies with her bare hands. Watch her fight a manic female killing machine in a Jackie Chan or Bruce Lee inspired kitchen fight scene.
This is a perfect sendup of a James Bond film including the music, the settings, the casinos, the costumes, the cars, the weapons, the chases, the villains, the double crosses, etc, etc, etc. Kudos to the writers and the directors for making this film look and feel exactly like a Bond film, but with non-stop funny. If you've seen Rowan Atkinson do this in the Johnny English spoofs, you now need to see Melissa McCarthy do it even better.
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