After James Bond-ish case officer for the CIA 'Bradley Fine' (Jude Law) is 'killed,' his main source of support/analysis Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) volunteers to enter 'the field' and finish his job as she works to uncover a complex plot to transport a nuclear weapon to the States by Bad, Bad People (mostly Rose Byrne and Bobby Cannavale). The plot is consistently asinine and plays up McCarthy's matronly physique for cheap laughs, but I found much of it to be surprisingly funny in the one-liners department and charming despite its flaws: McCarthy, despite being mocked repeatedly, finds a way to maintain her dignity and Save the World. Of note, too, is Jason Statham as a tough-as-nails spy who has to keep being bailed out by McCarthy: who knew the indestructible star of tough-as-hell action movies like Crank and Transporter could be scene-stealing hilarious? Watch where you put that thumb, Chev.
Director: Paul Feig
Year Released: 2015