Whenever there are DVD's released which tout an unrated version, many people groan and don't put much stock into them because they don't see a huge difference between the theatrical version and the unrated version. So, is the unrated DVD of Spy really different?
I'm here to tell you it's completely different but in an good way. Spy, when it was released in theaters in June, was a monster hit with a ton of gags and a multitude of memorable quotes which doesn't come as a huge surprise considering Melissa McCarthy (The Heat, St. Vincent) the reigning Queen of comedy, is the star of the film. It also doesn't hurt that the film boasts an incredibly talented cast including Jude Law (The Grand Budapest Hotel, Side Effects), Jason Statham (Furious 7, The Bank Job), Rose Byrne (Bridesmaids, X-Men: First Class), Bobby Cannavale (Ant-Man, Chef) and Allison Janney (The Help, Minions) to name a few.
For those who have not seen the film, Spy, follows a woman named Susan Cooper (Melissa McCarthy) who works for the CIA as an analyst and helps guide her partner, Agent Bradley Fine (Jude Law), who is on a mission to track down Tihomir Boyanov who's the owner of a nuke and the only one who knows where it is. Unfortunately, he's accidentally killed by Agent Fine, but the agency realizes Boyanov's daughter, Rayna (Rose Byrne), knows the location of the nuke.
Agent Fine is sent to infiltrate Rayna's home, but Agent Fine is caught by Rayna and she shoots him while Susan watches from her computer. Rayna informs the CIA she knows who all of their top agents are, Rick Ford (Jason Statham), Bradley Fine and Karen Walker (Morena Baccarin), which puts the agency in a bind because they don't know who to send to capture Rayna until Susan volunteers, much to the disgust of Rick Ford who quits over Susan being chosen.
Susan is sent to Paris to track and report Sergio De Luca (Bobby Cannavale) who's in the negotiations to buy the nuke from Rayna. Agent Ford, hilariously, shows up in Paris and Susan isn't able to track down De Luca and ends up having to track him to Rome where she befriends Rayna and convinces Rayna she was hired by her father to be her bodyguard which leads to even more hilarious action.
I'll stop right there because I don't want to give too much away, but I promise you won't be disappointed in the comedy, action and plot of Spy especially when watching the unrated version. Spy is currently out on both DVD and Blu-Ray. Special features include movie commentary from director Paul Feig, deleted scenes, over a dozen alternate scenes, two gag reels, behind the scenes featurette and a multitude of other features – I'm telling you, there really are a lot to go through.
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