Saturday, July 30, 2016


Sharon and I watched Spy as a HD rental on the AppleTV. This 2015 comedy stars Melissa McCarthy, Jason Statham, Allison Janney, and Jude Law. It was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards: Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy and Best Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy for McCarthy.

The film follows the transformation of desk-bound CIA analyst Susan Cooper (McCarthy) into a field agent who attempts to foil the black market sale of a suitcase nuke. The opening sequence, opening credits and music invoke the feeling of a James Bond film.

The movie was filmed in Budapest, Hungary; I was very impressed with the scenery. When we were originally planning our European trip, we were trying to figure out how to get as far as Vienna and Budapest, but it was just too much ground to cover. Budapest is definitely on my list for a future trip. Sharon had visited Vienna and Budapest in 1985.

I was pleasantly surprised by the film. It was very watchable...

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