Apr 19, 2021
As the film states, “well-behaved women seldom make history,” so we invited two of our favorites on to discuss 2015’s, Spy. Jo usually joins us for art films, but this time she joins us for a comedy. Jo’s past episodes are The Discrete Charm of the Bourgeoisie, Oldboy, and Being There. Carmelita is also back for more fun with us. She was with us for, Blues Brothers, Boughs of Folly, and 1941. As always, we are gifted beyond measure with wonderful guests, and they shine throughout the episode.
Since Bridesmaids, Melissa McCarthy’s movies were a letdown. Spy came out on the heels of Tammy, a film where Roy, who chose Spy as his pet film, said he didn’t laugh for over an hour. The marketing for Spy was ineffective as well. They made it look more like another heaping helping of McCarthy fat jokes instead of the female-empowering film that It’s no surprise that our panel is once again somewhat far apart over their approval (*cough* Henno, *cough*), but this movie was a hit.
Over the episode we discuss how much fun Jason Statham was and what a pleasant surprise Miranda Hart was. We are almost 100% on the casting. This movie is so fun to quote as well. So, clutch your crazy cupcake toggle necklace, grab your rape whistle, and join us on this fun episode!
And no, we do not refrain from using the term thunderc**t.
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