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Spy Intervention Critique – A Film With No Quantum of Comfort | Comedy movies


IIt has long been complained that all great rewards go to tragic drama, while comedy, especially farce, is much more difficult to achieve. Nothing illustrates this truism as well as Spy Intervention. Presumably, this is a spoof of spy and marital romance movies – except without any of the cool gadgets, sense of danger, charm, or sexual chemistry you’d expect.

Considering that it was clearly done on a modest budget and is the work of a first-time director (Drew Mylrea), I would normally leave it a little slack. But the script, attributed to Mark Famiglietti and Lane Garrison, is so sexist, lazy, and lacking in wit that it’s hard to find forgiveness for the end result.

Himbo blond Drew Van Acker stars as Corey Gage, an international mystery spy, a job indicated by the fact that he always wears a tuxedo. After literally bumping into cosmetics shop assistant Pam Grayson (Poppy Delevingne, sister of the more famous Cara and as Van Aker a former model), Corey fell in love and soon he was drinking a double date at Kathmandu with his colleague Smuts (Blake Anderson) to go on intimate dates with Pam. They get married, buy a suburban house, and start buying ribbon lights, and Corey accepts a job as a cardboard box salesman. But Smuts thinks his old friend needs to get back in the game, so he coaxes him into participating in a lookout, leading to a finale that involves the entire cast being crammed into the house for dinner.

The most authentic handwriting occurs in a DIY store scene where Pam and Corey argue over whether to buy stainless steel or brushed nickel vanity accessories, while Brittany Furlan has fun as a coworker. Pam’s makeup, Brianna. But these bright spots are like bioluminescent flashes of light in the deep darkness of this long chore.