There are many reasons to love The Spy Who Dumped Me: the incredible cast; the laugh-out-loud funny dialogue; the fact that it’s an action movie, a comedy, and a spy thriller all in one. But the thing that really makes us cheer is how accurately the movie portrays female friendship.
The Spy Who Dumped Me follows Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon) on a wild and dangerous (and hilarious) journey to deliver a package to Europe after learning that Audrey’s ex-boyfriend Drew (Justin Theroux) is a spy.
Along the way, Audrey and Morgan often pause to check in with each other, compliment each other’s bravery, and make sure their BFF is doing okay. These are small moments in an action-packed movie, but they’re the real moments that we have with our own friends IRL, and it feels special to see them play out on screen.
I spoke with Kunis and McKinnon about The Spy Who Dumped Me, and they agreed 100%. In fact, the careful attention paid to Audrey and Morgan’s friendship is what drew them both to the project in the first place.
McKinnon immediately agreed, jumping in to emphasize that The Spy Who Dumped me isn’t your typical buddy comedy.
Susanna Fogel, co-writer and director of The Spy Who Dumped Me, said that Kunis and McKinnon had the chemistry of lifelong friends.
The actresses didn’t know each other before making the film, but they quickly grew close—and it shows in the final product.
The Spy Who Dumped Me is now playing in theaters.