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The Spy Who Dumped Me also known as “El espía que me plantó,” “Il tuo ex non muore mai,” “L'Espion qui m'a larguée,” “A kém, aki dobott engem,” “Spionul care mi-a dat papucii,” “O Espião que me Tramou,” “Szpieg, który mnie rzucil,” “Meu Ex é um Espião,” “Mi ex es un espía,” «Бивш под прикритие», «Шпион, который меня кинул»

MPAA Rating: R-Rating (MPAA) for violence, language throughout, some crude sexual material and graphic nudity.
Not Recommended
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Primary Audience:
• Young Adults • Adults
Action Spy Comedy
1 hr. 56 min.
Year of Release:
USA Release:
August 3, 2018 (wide—3,111 theaters)
DVD: October 30, 2018
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Featuring: Mila KunisAudrey
Sam Heughan … Sebastian
Kate McKinnon … Morgan
Justin TherouxDrew
Gillian Anderson … Wendy
Ivanna Sakhno … Nadedja
Ólafur Darri Ólafsson … The Backpacker
Justine Wachsberger … Inès
Fred Melamed … Roger
Hasan Minhaj … Patel
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Director: Susanna Fogel
Producer: Imagine Entertainment
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Distributor: Distributor: Lionsgate Films. Trademark logo.

Continual vulgar and profane language, plus male nudity, crude sex talk and innuendos, extremely heavy violence and numerous deaths… in a “comedy”

Here’s what the distributor says about their film: “Audrey and Morgan are best friends who unwittingly become entangled in an international conspiracy when one of the women discovers the boyfriend who dumped her was actually a spy.

Audrey (Mila Kunis) and Morgan (Kate McKinnon), two thirty-year-old best friends in Los Angeles, are thrust unexpectedly into an international conspiracy when Audrey’s ex-boyfriend shows up at their apartment with a team of deadly assassins on his trail. Surprising even themselves, the duo jump into action, on the run throughout Europe from assassins and a suspicious-but-charming British agent, as they hatch a plan to save the world.”

  • Violence: Extreme— • Various violent and brutal and sometimes fights in various scenes • Bloody, deadly impalement • Neck broken • Stabbings with knife • Stabbings with syringes • Killing by drowning • Much gunfire in efforts to kill • Gun battles, including with machine guns • Various people shot dead (some bloody results) • Innocent people shot • Torture • Explosion set that blows up a building with people inside • Callous assassins at work • Violent car crash • Man killed by bus • Bound and gagged women • Women kicked and struck in face • Cutting off a man’s finger • Near hanging
  • Vulgar/Crude language: Extreme— • f-words (55+ including “F*ck you, you useless nut sack,” “You f*cking d*ck,” “F*ck-tards”) • “motherf*cker” • “d*ck” (“Did you get the d*ck pics?”, “Is that supposed to be a d*ck?”, “I’ll cut off your d*ck”) • s-words (20+) • a**hole (2) • a** (3, including “F*ck you, wipe your own a**”) • boobs (2) • “soft, supple udders” (a man says about a woman’s breasts) • b*tch (2) • “You skank”
  • Profane language: Extreme— • “Oh my G*d” (60+) • “J*sus” (2) • “God d*mn” (2) • “My G*d” (2) • “Good G*d” (2)
  • Sex/Nudity: Very Heavy to Extreme— • close rear view of man’s privates • full frontal male nudity (brief) • conversation about receiving photos of a man’s privates • comments about sex with circumcised male versus non • various very vulgar sexual comments • vulgar sexual gesture by a woman • woman hides item in her private parts and then retrieves it • woman strips to underwear • passionate couple kissing • bare-breasted female statues • repeated cleavage • shirtless male and another in swimming suit
  • Alcohol/Drugs: • Cocaine • Crack cocaine • Drinking hard liquor • Reference to smoking lots of “meth” • Comment about one of the leads having stolen and sold painkilling drugs • Etc.

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Secular Movie Critics
The violence gives the movie a sour edge, because it feels as though it’s presenting death as a big joke. And that sourness affects the comedy. …
Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle
…To say it’s all over the place, a frenzied collection of hits and misses, is to both capture its shortcomings and deliver a fairly cogent plot summary. …the movie also has a playfully vicious screwball energy that consistently locates the violence in every joke, the humor in every kill. …
Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times
…it’s an easy, awfully disposable two hours that scatters some off-kilter belly laughs among a lot of labored gags and efficiently-shot action movie setpieces. …
Ty Burr, The Boston Globe
…McKinnon dives head-first into every imbecilic scene, and Kunis stoically pretends to believe her BFF is sentient. But the movie around them is a wreck, and no amount of cloak-and-dagger will keep that secret for long. …
John DeFore, The Hollywood Reporter
…The filmmakers are strangely fond of deploying bloodshed as a kind of shock punchline, introducing some goofy comedic side character and then abruptly killing him off, a technique that tends to feel arbitrary and even a little bit ugly. … [1/4]
Keith Watson, Slant