A spy spoof and a charming independent film start in area screens this weekend.
Here to give us the details are film critics Chuck Koplinski and Pam Powell.
The Spy Who Dumped Me (Starts Friday) Audrey and Morgan (Mila Kunis & Kate McKinnon) 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. McKinnon’s overbearing personality dominates this poorly written parody as her grandstanding breaks the spell of the movie again and again. Still, better casting wouldn’t have helped this turkey that has nothing new to bring to the genre. 1 Star (Chuck Koplinski) Rated R. 116 minutes. AMC-C, AMC-D, SAV.
Three Identical Strangers (Starts Friday) In 1980 New York, three young men who were all adopted meet each other and find out they’re triplets who were separated at birth. Then they discover why. This engrossing documentary takes an abrupt turn that’s genuinely surprising, leading to a conclusion that cannot be predicted. Arresting from beginning to end, the film deals with a stranger than fiction situation that’s bound to infuriate and haunt the viewer. 3 ½ Stars (Chuck Koplinski) Rated PG-13. 96 minutes. ART.