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
Perhaps surprisingly, this film's story also works as a legitimate serious spy film, with some slight revisions to remove some of the more comedic dialogue. See more »
When on the plane, the amount of wine in the glass held by Susan goes up and down and back up between shots. When the camera is facing Susan, its visible that the amount of wine left in the glass is quite low. But when it faces Rayna immediately afterwards, its visible that the glass held by Susan has a full glass of wine, just as Rayna. See more »
[throws his champagne flute to the floor]
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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 »
I found Bridesmaids lovely, within limits it set up for itself of course. It had chemistry between actors and believable plight so we had an entry into someone's home before we started slipping lewdly on the floor; it was anchored into something.
This is by the same filmmaker but he built this time using the most tired formula imaginable; the spy cartoon where we swap Bond's suaveness for goofy incompetence. It seems like they make one of these every year. McCarthy has to be the unlikely spy on a mission and in her own bumbling way of course makes it. The joke is that she has to look like a cat lady from Iowa.
The moral is this is just the disguise foisted on her by society as part of a narrative of how we're taught to perceive ourselves and she must learn to assert herself. But the jokes are only stuck in corny movie cliché and along the way we get guns, fights and chases played straight, all of it needless boredom, because you're not going to wow us with action in a McCarthy comedy.
Nothing stands. See, if you want to make a cartoon where nothing is anchored, you have to continuously assail our expectations and so fast that we don't have time to notice there's no ground beneath our feet - Naked Gun. They try to bother with a plot here.
I don't think McCarthy can be the center of a movie. Because she's so good with antics and it looks like it comes so easy (I imagine a lot of ad libbing from her), the desire to turn her into Will Ferrell overpowers anything else. I can't say whether that's down to narrow imagination on the part of producers or how she perceives herself within her craft. But there are different ways to slip.
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