When the plots of reclusive author Elly Conway's fictional espionage novels begin to mirror the covert actions of a real-life spy organization, quiet evenings at home become a thing of the past. Accompanied by her cat Alfie and Aiden, a cat-allergic spy, Elly races across the world to stay one step ahead of the killers as the line between Conway's fictional world and her real one begins to blur.
ActorsStarring: Bryce Dallas Howard, Sam Rockwell, Bryan Cranston, Catherine O'Hara, Henry Cavill, Dua Lipa, Ariana DeBose, Samuel L. Jackson, John Cena, Chip, Sofia Boutella, Richard E. Grant, Stanley Morgan, Daniel Singh, Jason Fuchs, Tomás Paredes, Bobby Holland Hanton, Greg Townley, Alaa Habib, Clementine Vaughn, Raagni Sharma, Jing Lusi, Kandy Rohmann, Fiona Marr, Diljohn Singh, Emmett Scanlan, Joyce Kaminski, Mark Bernard, Tomiwa Edun, Rob Delaney, Annabella King, Liam Lau Fernandez, Andrew Barrett, Ali Ariaie, Abe Jarman, Sam Vincenti, David Bedella, Anthony Kaye, Amra Mallassi, Louis Partridge, Ben Daniels
Elly Conway is a world renowned spy novelist. She is most known for her famous “Argylle” series in which a spy named Agent Argylle goes on daring quests. However, when Elly is approached by a real spy who says she’s in danger, Elly doesn’t know what to think or who to trust.
Apparently, what Elly is writing about in her books actually was happening in real life. A rogue organization wants to capture Elly so that they can have her tell them where to find something that she is writing about. The question is, who should Elly trust, and can she even find what they are looking for?
Aidan, the spy that confronts Elly, does his best to protect Elly. With all the double crossings and lies that are involved in the spy life, it is hard to tell who is on the good side and who isn’t. However, Aidan tries to be as honest as he can be with Elly. But he does lie at some points.
Elly is very confused on who to trust since everything she knew to be normal turned out not to be. However, in the end she makes the right choice and helps bring down the rogue organization.
There is a lot of violence in this film. Many people are stabbed and shot. We see knives stuck in people and a lot of blood. There’s one scene where multiple people are shot. One person is shot point blank by a shotgun.
There is some sexual content in this film. A few women where low cut dresses where you see some cleavage and some leg. We also see a suggestive dance a couple of times. A couple kiss multiple times. One man is called a pervert for having cameras in Elly’s house.
Some drinking is seen in a few scenes at bars.
There is a lot of language in this film. The Lord’s name is misused at least 20 times, with many of them combined with the d word. We hear the s word at least five times, as well as a “S.O.B.” once or twice. The f bomb is heard once. There’s one scene where a song repeats the line “Do you want to Funk?”, which some viewers may interpret to be the other word with how similar the word is.
This film is not meant to be a spy action flick by itself. This film has so much comedy that it feels more like is a comedy film, which actually works very well for the film. I found that in watching the film, the comedy was so well written that I was constantly laughing.
While that may be something I enjoyed, those going for more of a spy thriller may be discouraged by the amount of comedy. But there are enough twists and turns in this film that keep you on the edge of your seat trying to figure out what is going to happen next in the film.
The big name stars that are on the poster, like Henry Cavill and John Cena, are only on screen for maybe 15 to 20 minutes. I would have loved to see them on screen more, but since they were characters in the book, it made sense not to have them in most of the film. I still would watch a film based on one of the Argylle books with that cast.
Overall, this film was a great comedy and it was very entertaining to watch to find out who was the good guy and who wasn’t. There were so many twists that I couldn’t tell what was going to happen next, which was fun. I enjoyed the film, and I would recommend it to any comedy and spy thrill fan. The only thing that I really didn’t like about this film was the excessive use of language that was not necessary. Overall, this film is much better than some of the films that have been coming out recently. Let me know what you thought about it in the comments!