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The Spy Who Dumped Me Movie Review

. Wednesday, 8 August 2018 .



The Spy Who Dumped Me is the kind of movie you watch on a movie night with the gals or a great pick for a date night flick (or both? Fuck the rules tbh). It’s got a bit of everything for everyone – strong, female leads (Kate McKinnon is my queen and I want to be her or if I can't be her, at least be her best friend. Is this too much to ask?), action-packed scenes for all you adrenaline junkies, thirsty baes, cute #fashun, and enough excitement to keep you on the edge of your seat for all 2 hours of its running time.


This week was off to a great start because of this film! I went along to the media screening on Monday night with my friend James and it was a hoot. I loved the confetti and the photobooth even though when I got home afterwards there was confetti in places where there shouldn't be confetti.... But I had a blast even though I wasn't sure if it was my kind of movie in the first place.



Was it gorier than I expected? Yes. Yes it was. There were scenes that I had to cover my eyes from because I don’t want to see that. Did Kate McKinnon deserve better as this article has pointed out? Yes, she does. She deserves the world TBH. I would have loved to see her character be fleshed out more than just the support to Mila Kunis’ lead. She played the cliché best friend role – funny, empowering, and “a little too much” and her story arc could have been better. She did have her moments and was responsible for some of the funniest scenes in the film.


Did I enjoy the film? Yes. Would I watch it again? Yes.


Let's preempt this 'review' by saying that I'm not a film critic. My taste in films are actually quite basic and I tend to veer towards a certain genre and not branch out when it comes to movies I watch. My measure of how good a film is, is if I'd watch it again.


Think about it - there are so many films made in this world and a lifetime wouldn't be enough to watch it all - so isn't this a great way to measure a film? Whether we'd watch it again or not?


Also can I just point out that this is the first I've heard of Sam Heughan because I probably live under a rock (jk I'm in New Zealand) so when I, umm, extensively researched him after the film, I was so surprised that he was well-known! 1 mill follower count, even. Perhaps I need to start watching Outlander?


I left the cinema after watching The Spy Who Dumped Me more empowered than I did after seeing Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty a few months ago. For all it's flaws, what The Spy Who Dumped Me showed me is that there is space for real sisterhood in movies, for women to exist in a film where they both shine and are not pitted against each other, and that women can be badass spies without sacrificing their femininity!


The Spy Who Dumped Me opens in New Zealand on August 9, 2018. Thanks Undertow Media and Roadshow for having us!



The Spy Who Dumped Me is the kind of movie you watch on a movie night with the gals or a great pick for a date night flick (or both? Fuck the rules tbh). It’s got a bit of everything for everyone – strong, female leads (Kate McKinnon is my queen and I want to be her or if I can't be her, at least be her best friend. Is this too much to ask?), action-packed scenes for all you adrenaline junkies, thirsty baes, cute #fashun, and enough excitement to keep you on the edge of your seat for all 2 hours of its running time.


This week was off to a great start because of this film! I went along to the media screening on Monday night with my friend James and it was a hoot. I loved the confetti and the photobooth even though when I got home afterwards there was confetti in places where there shouldn't be confetti.... But I had a blast even though I wasn't sure if it was my kind of movie in the first place.



Was it gorier than I expected? Yes. Yes it was. There were scenes that I had to cover my eyes from because I don’t want to see that. Did Kate McKinnon deserve better as this article has pointed out? Yes, she does. She deserves the world TBH. I would have loved to see her character be fleshed out more than just the support to Mila Kunis’ lead. She played the cliché best friend role – funny, empowering, and “a little too much” and her story arc could have been better. She did have her moments and was responsible for some of the funniest scenes in the film.


Did I enjoy the film? Yes. Would I watch it again? Yes.


Let's preempt this 'review' by saying that I'm not a film critic. My taste in films are actually quite basic and I tend to veer towards a certain genre and not branch out when it comes to movies I watch. My measure of how good a film is, is if I'd watch it again.


Think about it - there are so many films made in this world and a lifetime wouldn't be enough to watch it all - so isn't this a great way to measure a film? Whether we'd watch it again or not?


Also can I just point out that this is the first I've heard of Sam Heughan because I probably live under a rock (jk I'm in New Zealand) so when I, umm, extensively researched him after the film, I was so surprised that he was well-known! 1 mill follower count, even. Perhaps I need to start watching Outlander?


I left the cinema after watching The Spy Who Dumped Me more empowered than I did after seeing Amy Schumer's I Feel Pretty a few months ago. For all it's flaws, what The Spy Who Dumped Me showed me is that there is space for real sisterhood in movies, for women to exist in a film where they both shine and are not pitted against each other, and that women can be badass spies without sacrificing their femininity!


The Spy Who Dumped Me opens in New Zealand on August 9, 2018. Thanks Undertow Media and Roadshow for having us!

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