He's a Pro. She's a Natural.
A hardened CIA operative finds himself at the mercy of a precocious 9-year-old girl, having been sent undercover to surveil her family.
Review of My Spy by Christopher Pattison
In recent years, family comedies seem to be few and far between. It is a genre that was over-exposed in the early 2000’s with actors such as Vin Diesel, Ice Cube and Eddie Murphy starring in a lot of these films and dominating this niche genre. But in recent years, the trend seems to have disappeared nearly entirely with many of these films either falling by the way side or just ceasing to exist entirely. Enter former WWE star Dave Bautista… ‘My Spy’ follows JJ (played by Dave Bautista), a hardened CIA operative who is sent undercover to survey a suburban family where he finally meets his match in a 9 year old girl, Sophie (played by Chloe Coleman). Does JJ have what it takes to get the Intel or has he met his weakness in 9-year-old Sophie? ‘My Spy’ was a film I missed in theatres and I am very disappointed that I did, this is a fun, energetic and enjoyable family flick that has a sweet and personal touch and will definitely keep the whole family entertained. Bautista continues to prove that he has great charisma, he has been great in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) films as Drax and here he is a little more grounded but still endlessly likable in this kind of role. I hope that he continues to blend comedy with action as he will be featuring in the upcoming adaptation of ‘Dune’ as well and continue his work in the MCU. Bautista’s chemistry with Coleman is fantastic, with the two of them providing plenty of witty banter and a lot of heart in their performances. The films structure feels very familiar, but with a family comedy that’s exactly what you want. I can see obvious influences from family films such as: ‘The Pacifier’, ‘The Game Plane’ starring WWE alum Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’ and ‘The Tooth fairy’ (also starring 'the Rock). These films all play well with a family audience and provide younger viewers with a strong sense of morals whilst also providing enjoyable viewing for adults as well. If you are struggling to find something to watch with the family during Isolation than look no further, ‘My Spy’ provides fun for the whole family, with a charismatic performance from Dave Bautista and a loveable debut from Chloe Coleman. This is one for that the whole family can enjoy.
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Title: My Spy
Release Date: 08 Apr 2020
Actor(s): Dave Bautista, Kristen Schaal, Ken Jeong, Greg Bryk, Chloe Coleman, Nicola Correia-Damude, Parisa Fitz-Henley, Noah Dalton Danby, Laura Cilevitz, Adriana Crivici, Miranda Millar, Keller Viaene, Robert Ifedi, Lindsay Mullan, Vieslav Krystyan
Catalogue No: R-125007-8
Disc Count: 1
Aspect Ratio: 16:9
OFLC Rating: PG
Run Time: 102
Transfer Format: 1080P HD, 16:9 Enhanced, Widescreen
Video Format: PAL
Primary Audio: DTS 5.1 HD
Language: English, DTS 5.1 HD
Region Code: B
OFLC Advice: Action Violence, Mild Themes And Coarse Language
Director(s): Peter Segal
Genre: Children & Family, Action, Action Comedy, Comedy, Family