Okay folks, don’t judge a movie poster by it’s cover like I did on this one. I was hesitant to watch it at first thinking it was another spy movie for kids but that was not the case. I’m so glad I continued through because it delivered the comedy that we all need right now. And not only is there comedy but there is lots of action and oh la la Dave Bautista. There is so much I have to say about this movie cause it’s so good but I’m going to break it down for you on why you need to run to Amazon Prime Video and watch My Spy today.
Laugh Till It Hurts Comedy
The humor starts right from the beginning all the way to the very end. Dave Bautista delivered all the dad jokes along with Chloe Coleman and Kristen Schaal’s own spin of comedy. I loved how they bounce back and forth between each other and jokes especially between the kid Sophie & JJ. There are so many quotes from the My Spy movie that you will remember, here are a few of my favorite.
“First we have got to do something about this shirt. You look like your advertising Brawny Towels. Who are you the quicker picker upper?” – Carlos
“It’s school. We’re all just trying to survive it.” – Sophie
“I saw some judging, and some unkindness, so I just wanted to set the record straight. But if any of this information were to leave this room I will find you.” – JJ
“This looks like the wedding at the end of Shrek.” – Bobbi
Of course there is going to be action in a spy movie. What else would you expect? You know how an action movie ends where stuff gets blown up and the people are walking in front of it like bad-a**. Yeah that is what you will get from this film from a kids perspective. Since JJ and Bobbi are trying to protect the targets there is action happening with guns and violence. It’s not too much or gruesome so it’s easy to watch.
Safe for Kids?
So this is why the title says somewhat family movie because it is rated PG-13. Before I looked at the rating prior to watching it I thought it was a kids Rate PG movie but that was not case. There is some language, guns and violence that might not be appropriate for the younger kids so this movie would be for the older kids and adults.
About My Spy Movie
My Spy follows JJ a hardened CIA operative (Dave Bautista) who has been demoted and finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, named Sophie (Chloe Coleman) where he has been sent undercover begrudgingly to surveil her family. When Sophie discovers hidden cameras in her apartment, she uses her tech savviness to locate where the surveillance operation is set. In exchange for not blowing JJ’s cover Sophie convinces him to spend time with her and teach her to be a spy. Despite his reluctance JJ finds he is no match for Sophie’s disarming charm and wit. The hilarious actioner is directed by Peter Segal from a script penned by Jon and Erich Hoeber and stars Dave Bautista, Chloe Coleman, Kristen Schaal, Parisa Fitz-Henley and Ken Jeong. Producers are Chris Bender, Peter Segal, Jake Weiner, Robert Simonds, Gigi Pritzker, Dave Bautista and Jonathan Meisner.