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.
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
References to Finland: Finnish airline Blue1 - flown using Boeing 717 - is shown landing in Paris, France implicating that a connecting flight from Helsinki, Finland. Also, in Budapest, Hungary, when Susan Cooper is preparing a flare: one can see Tikkurila's Feelings Extra Durable Paint interior paint bucket on the table. Tikkurila is a Finnish manufacturer of paints and lacquers. Tikkurila sells paints only in Nordic countries and Russia, Hungary is not an active market for Tikkurila. See more »
The BMW 740d in the car chase is a diesel, but the sounds coming from it are that of a petrol car. Very noticeable when it revs.
The 4- or 3-Series later on in the film is a petrol, but has been given a V8-sounding note, which it doesn't have. See more »
[throws his champagne flute to the floor]
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There is a scene at the beginning of the credits. This scene is continued after the full credits have finished. 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 »
Reminiscent of a failed stand-up performance: ups and downs
This film contains a lot of non-working jokes, and I'm referring to members of the cinema audience who were laughing at most jokes, that they didn't actually laugh at a lot of stuff that were obviously meant as jokes but fell flat.
Having said that, there are a few laugh out loud moments in this film, for me, especially where I really didn't want to laugh, but couldn't help myself. I also liked a lot of the moments where I felt the laughs were for women, not _at_ women; have we reached a higher consciousness where feministic comedy is concerned? I'd like to think so.
The forté of McCarthy is what makes this film work, along with parts of the script. The plot is ridiculous, as is most of the twists, but some of the jokes are really funny, even though most of the physical comedy sadly makes me remember Benny Hill, and yearn for Monty Python or South Park. This film doesn't exactly win at being a pastiche of the James Bond franchise, but it's better than being a parody.
This film reminds me of a semi-failed stand-up performance, where you laugh because of some of the jokes, but not at most. You wait for the good ones to come, but it's a bad roller-coaster ride.
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