A desk-bound CIA analyst volunteers to go undercover to infiltrate the world of a deadly arms dealer, and prevent diabolical global disaster.

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Paul Feig

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Paul Feig
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jude Law ... Bradley Fine
Raad Rawi ... Tihomir Boyanov
Melissa McCarthy ... Susan Cooper
Jessica Chaffin ... Sharon
Miranda Hart ... Nancy B. Artingstall
Sam Richardson ... John
Katie Dippold ... Katherine
Jaime Pacheco Jaime Pacheco ... Jaime the Gardener
Romain Apelbaum Romain Apelbaum ... DC French Waiter
Allison Janney ... Elaine Crocker
Rose Byrne ... Rayna Boyanov
Richard Brake ... Solsa Dudaev
Steve Bannos ... Alan the Bartender
Morena Baccarin ... Karen Walker
Jason Statham ... Rick Ford
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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

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She's finally getting some action. See more »

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Action | Comedy

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Rated R for language throughout, violence, and some sexual content including brief graphic nudity | See all certifications »

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This movie was first released in the same 2015 year as a number of other spy, espionage, intelligence, and secret agent movies, with a couple of them also comedies. The movies include Spy (2015) [a Bond spoof]; Sicario (2015) [which has a title which is almost an anagram of Ian Fleming's "Risico" (1960) James Bond short-story bar the letter 'A']; Survivor (2015) starring Pierce Brosnan; Mortdecai (2015) (has an MI5 agent lead character); Queen of the Desert (2015) (central character was a WWI attach√© to the British Secret Service); the Bondian Furious 7 (2015); Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015) [which shot in three of the same countries as Spectre (2015): Austria, England, & Morocco]; Steven Spielberg's Bridge of Spies (2015) [a cold war espionage thriller]; The Man from U.N.C.L.E. (2015) [Ian Fleming was an original co-creator], MI-5 (2015) aka "MI-5"; and even Kingsman: The Secret Service (2014) [a Bondesque homage], a 2014 film but which was mostly widely theatrically released in 2015. Also in theaters in 2015 from 2014, was Pierce Brosnan and Quantum of Solace (2008)'s Olga Kurylenko in The November Man (2014); and the heavily Oscar nominated World War II espionage film, The Imitation Game (2014). Also from 2014 were 3 Days to Kill (2014) and Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit (2014). See more »

Goofs

Bulgaria is roughly two hours flying time from Rome, Italy. Considering that they were already in flight when Raina drugs Susan, then by the time Susan awoke they should have already arrived at their destination. See more »

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[first lines]
Bradley Fine: Baccarat. Exquisite.
[throws his champagne flute to the floor]
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits is a OO7-esque sequence of fighting silhouettes, tracking sequences and false IDs. See more »

Alternate Versions

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 »

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Who Can You Trust
Written by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren
Performed by Ivy Levan
Produced by Theodore Shapiro and Craig Wedren
Vocal production by Patrick Nissley
Ivy Levan performs courtesy of Cherrytree/Interscope Records
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Better than I expected!
23 August 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

I ever had any intention of watching this film but decided to after my oldest daughter convinced me to give it a try. After all, Melissa McCarthy has made a few films that just irritated me and I was not in the mood for more of the same. Fortunately, while the film is far from perfect, it surprised me and McCarthy didn't play just another buffoon.

When the film begins, a super agent for the CIA (Jude Law) is in the middle of an important mission while his assistant, Susan (McCarthy), stays back at the base, as usual, watching and assisting him. He's somehow hooked up to some sort of closed circuit television and much of the success of his missions seems to be the result of Susan's very quick thinking. However, this one does NOT go well and the agency is soon having a funeral for the guy....and the nuclear weapon they were trying to recover is still out there. And, the woman who has it seems more than willing to sell it to the highest bidder. However, they can't just send in agents to get her and the weapon, as the vicious lady with the bomb knows the identities of all of the field agents...so they need someone unknown to find her. And, since Susan is unknown outside the CIA, she might just be able to do the mission...though the folks at the agency certainly have their doubts.

In many ways I liked this film. Much of it was because of Susan. She was NOT a typical character. Sure, she had a few dopey moments but McCarthy was not playing yet another stereotypical 'fat broad'. Instead, she was often extremely clever, resourceful and even, dare I say, macho! I actually would mind seeing a sequel with this inexperienced but competent agent. I also liked some of the characters--particularly Susan's assistant as well as the crazy bald agent and the Italian guy. See the film and you'll see what I mean.

Unfortunately, the film did have a few problems. Too often, while generally a very intelligent film, it also too often took the low road with ample jokes about feces, hemorrhoids, vomit and incredibly crude language. With less of this and more of the super agent stuff, you'd have had a much better film...though, on balance, it's still well worth your time.


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Release Date:

5 June 2015 (USA) See more »

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Budapest, Hungary See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,085,719, 7 June 2015

Gross USA:

$110,825,712

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$235,666,219
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2.35 : 1
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