So, I had the pleasure of screening MY SPY with Dave Bautista and Chloe Coleman. Following the screening, I had the honor of interviewing one of the stars, and for this movie… it was the incredibly talented and in-touch, Chloe Coleman.
You know her from Timmy Failure: Mistakes Were Made, you know her from Big Little Lies on HBO — she’s fantastic and here is what she had to say about her journey and growth through the production of My Spy.
ONWARD WITH THE RAW REVIEW!
The PG-13 Rating
Language? Honestly… not really a problem. If your kiddos have seen any of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU) content since Phase Three — and, they didn’t have any problems… then they’ll be fine 😉
Suggestive Content? None. It’s clean. The closest anything gets is some cute awkward romance interactions between two grown ups.
Violence? Again, did your kiddo do okay with when Nebula was getting ***** by Thanos in Avengers? They’ll be fine. In fact, nothing even COMES CLOSE to that.
Emotional Intensity. For a super fun film, there was some fairly gritty emotional content. It’s nothing like mass death or tragic loss, as much as it is people dealing with people, their own emotions, and the process of accepting themselves. For some younger children who are emotionally in tune, it might make some feelings bubble up to the surface – nothing bad, mind you… in fact, it’s a great opportunity to talk through some of these emotional valences from parent to kiddo.
It’s Self Aware. The entire production knows it is here to have fun. Nothing is taken too seriously. If anything, EVERYTHING is taken as it should be — plain fun!
It’s Charming. Chloe’s role in this film MADE THE FILM. The dynamic between Chloe Coleman and Dave Bautista brought the best out of them as a team — the happy, the sad, the hilarious, the nerve-wracking, and the romantic ridiculousness. It’s good stuff.
There are complex motivations, wide ranges of emotions, great times for adults and kids — strong lessons that deal with stereotypes, bullying, breaking the norm, and accepting oneself as a first step to helping others.
Comedic references were 100% laugh out loud and the timings were perfect. So perfect, in fact… that I caught myself saying the references out loud at the same time the characters did. #Priceless
Bottom Line: It’s worth the watch!
Get ready for an evening of fun, frills, action, LOLs, and all together feels of the goods watching good peeps and good guys win over the baddies.
When the action starts, sit back and smile. As the comedy hits NONSTOP, be sure you grab a pillow to brace your sides. They will hurt so good 🙂 AND, when you get all the feels — embrace them.
Once Again: A HUGE shoutout to Risa Chapnick at Boutique Publicity for including me in this ridiculously fun film.
My Spy is available now via Amazon Prime Video — GO WATCH IT!!!!