Listen: Kate Mckinnon, Kate Mckinnon Morgan, Saturday Night Live discussed on Mike Rosen at the Movies
"With you let's talk about the spy who dumped me yeah I didn't get a chance to see this you did someone either We're gonna see. You saw I saw Okay punking, youth on. That one I had, low expectations. Going. Into this movie not bad Satiety really and they, were met Not exceeded Audrey is Milo Kunis who's a very. Nice woman she's from Kiev Ukraine by, the, way she was born in Russia did not know that yes you might remember. Her? From she was in black swan and the bad moms right Ted. I teach For the second one unfortunately. But she, was in. The first one. I like hers and actress and and Morgan played by Kate McKinnon you might, remember her from Saturday Night Live she's very much a comedic actress oh yes she. Does I like, it I think she's very talented on thinks she's, kinda, found her film role yet but kunas is more of a an actress actress. And? And, Kate McKinnon Her role was essential to. Pull this movie off because she was the the over the top friend a lot of physical humor a lot of facial expression, humor. And I think Kate McKinnon did as. Well as anybody could possibly have done with this they're both thirtysomethings. They live in Los Angeles Audrey ex-boyfriend is. A a spy of some sort. And the, movie opens. Like a Tom. Cruise Tom Cruise movie with a big chase the ex-boyfriends spy is involved in, this and he's running away from dozens of people want to kill him In any event There are some text messages exchanged between Audrey and, and the boyfriend and he's his name is drew by the way And she feels that he's dumped her so she's in this I've, just been dumped state of mind in any event A team. Of deadliest Sassoon's on. His trail on Druze trail shows up at Audrey apartment Kate McKinnon Morgan is there. And then, they all, get wound up in some kind of an international intrigue spy plot and there of course the untrained off the streets civilians who have to do all of this phenomenal stuff like high-speed core chases and you name it. The the macguffin in this movie tell everybody would macguffin is so it drives the. Plot it's usually some object that they're searching for the macguffin is one of those statues gold statues kind of looks like the Oscar that you'd get for winning a. Gin Rummy tournament, or fantasy football that you could buy for three dollars and nineteen cents and it says second place on inside the trophy is a thumb drive that has information that could result in the deaths of it fall Into the wrong hands. Of who knows, how many people sounds like a bond movie now one of the surprises for me in this movie was a CIA agent Who's. Actually six agent? With. A very nice British? Exit tall fabulously handsome guy who we've seen before. His name is Sam. Hubin and he was Jamie Fraser in. Outlander your favorite shows yes who's a whole coming this is, the best you could ever hope for I'm glad to, see, he's gotten this kind of a real this guy is born to be, a top flight leading man and yet he's not in. This. Not yet at least no it's not the kind of film where we would be LED man anyway but he he's a certainly, a? Leading. Man in outlander okay he's, a, hawk I say clinically understanding the comparisons between onscreen personas who Tom Cruise is about five seven. On, a good day right yeah and and Samuelsson is six six four strapping So now he plays, Sebastian and you can't be sure which side he's on. And. He's helping the the two young ladies and I won't go into the plot because the plot is absurd silly but you get, to? So. Nice travelogue you get to, see, Vienna Austria And, warming Up to. This movie I. Don't, know no. I'm not So all of this seems positive but it's it's a it's, a week movie. And, and if Kate McKinnon hadn't. Been, as good as doing what she does it would, have been a complete waste of time yeah. She. Was in Ghostbusters. A couple of years ago which was the attempted. Reboot of the franchise again she's really talented she's known, for playing Hillary Clinton on Saturday Night Live does a lot. Of different characters just really gifted but there aren't, that many, good comedies these days it. Was I saw some articles last couple of weeks saying, you know Hollywood is failing Kate McKinnon they can't give her a good. Role and I agree but just aren't that many great movies to kind of put her in. I think, even the best of the best at this point, struggled to find that great material so I if I'm right. At myself for common relief Morgan that's Kate McKinnon throughout this while. They're in Vienna and replaces she's, having a cell phone, calls with their parents, in New Jersey Played by Paul. Reiser Jane, curtain oh good cast so they're stereotypical also and, in the midst of all of this life threatening stuff they're. Having banal conversations petty stuff and all that kind of thing so Jane curtain's another Saturday Night Live. Alum to I'm gonna give it a two and a half out of five cheap second-place trophies may. Twelve million at the box office kind of tepid not a complete disaster but I think use these movies I wanna make a little bit more cash at. Least that opening weekend and we'll see what happens, but one thing we notice that, the I think the critics in the. Audiences were rather split on this one that critics were give it a big fat but I think about a forty something forty forty two, percent from the professional critics seventy. Seven percent, ooh from the audience but I suspect that the. Audience in, this case is over represented by women who are rooting for these. Women, breaking another. Barrier doing buddy smooth spy films and female empowerment and ironically there was a movie, a couple of years ago that was I'm sure better called spy. With Melissa McCarthy so should. Have similar terrain we've definitely seen that before and also Melissa McCarthy starred with Sandra Bullock and it. Was a heat that one did pretty well at the box office and was pretty funny so not going to get there I don't think but we'll see. If it maybe if it's got the the legs, of the box office it will, survive but every week there's a whole. Bunch of new movies coming out that kind of swallow the competition oh a little afterthought on like father which are reviewed earlier Seth Rogan, is all also in the Senate. Major role, he's he's on the cruise he's by himself is. Wife has, just left him and he's he's He's, hitting on Kristen Bell's character Kristen bell character and and I was wondering why he's in, this movie and. Then you told me wise in this movie while the film's director and writer is Lauren Miller Rogan. Oh, no relation Seth Rogan that's right yes so helping out, the the MRs by having an cameo all right so. That's two down one to. Go we want to talk as well about Christopher Robin Christopher, Robin Box, at doing pretty good, twenty four million not too bad. We'll see, that maybe they can often the kid. Friendly movies can linger longer and the box office. Because, they've got the staying, power this one has more mature perspective you know it's, PG it's very certainly. Cleaned, for kids, and. I think kids will enjoy it but? It's it's, not a typical Rah kitty movie it's it's more sophisticated than that all. Right coming back right after these words Pat, Woodard here on on Saturday.."