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Spy Intervention

By Bobby LePire | March 31, 2020

Drew Mylrea makes his feature-length debut with Spy Intervention. The romantic action-comedy follows spy extraordinaire Corey (Drew Van Acker) in the middle of a mission. While chasing the villainous Egan (Max Silvestri), he literally runs into make-up seller Pam (Poppy Delevingne). She chews him out, but the two share an instant spark and flirt for a moment.

That moment is all it takes for Egan to get away scot-free. But, soon after, Corey and Pam begin dating and are promptly married. To ensure his wife’s safety, Corey leaves the spy business and takes up a job selling cardboard. But, his former secret agent partner Smuts (Blake Anderson) has been keeping tabs on Corey. Thus, Smuts decides to stage a “spy intervention,” as he sees how miserable his friend is.

“…Corey leaves the spy business and takes up a job selling cardboard…Smuts decides to stage a ‘spy intervention’…”

So, Corey is reinstated, and his new mission allows him to finally catch Egan. The criminal is in town on both his honeymoon and to procure a few new deadly weapons. Now, Corey must keep his day job afloat, make his wife happy, and save the world. Even for a super spy, that is a tall order.

For two-thirds of its runtime, Spy Intervention is a cute, charming little movie. Van Acker and Delevingne have excellent chemistry, which makes their instant attraction believable. When the tedium of day-to-day life sets in, their fake happiness is actually funny. When the spy mission kicks in, the screenplay’s witty dialogue remains perfectly in tack. The agent Corey is teamed with is a “method spy,” which is akin to a method actor.

Spy Intervention (2020)

Directed: Drew Mylrea

Written: Mark Famiglietti, Lane Garrison

Starring: Drew Van Acker, Poppy Delevingne, Max Silvestri, Blake Anderson, Brittany Furlan, etc.

Movie score: 6.5/10

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"…the first hour of the movie is entirely worth, the ending fizzles out without much fanfare."

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