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"There is no turning back for us. We're semi-professionals at this point. Professional. We are professional."
Morgan
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The Spy Who Dumped Me is a 2018 action buddy comedy film directed by Susanna Fogel and starring Mila Kunis and Kate McKinnon.

Audrey (Kunis) finds out that the ex-boyfriend who dumped her through text, Drew (Justin Theroux), is actually a CIA agent. Drew is murdered while retrieving a fantasy football trophy containing a USB flash drive from Audrey, and gives her specific instructions to go to Vienna and hand over the trophy to his contact. Audrey's best friend and roommate Morgan (McKinnon) convinces her to go to Vienna, and the two become embroiled in an international race to gain the contents of the drive. Dodging brutal assassins and renowned criminals throughout Europe, their only ally seems to be MI6 agent Sebastian (Sam Heughan)... or is he?


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  • Action Survivor: Both Audrey and Morgan are untrained civilians, but manage to survive several deadly encounters with assassins and rogue agents purely through wit, savvy, and dumb luck.
  • All Part of the Show: Morgan faces off against Nadedja during a trapeze show and manages to take her out. The audience gives her a standing ovation.
  • Borrowed Biometric Bypass: Audrey saws off Duffer's thumb to gain continued access to his iPhone.
  • Dead All Along: Morgan's father's friend Roger was killed by Nadedja and replaced by a double.
  • Destination Defenestration: Morgan kills Viktor by shoving him out a window.
  • Disposable Pilot: Well, driver. During the Car Chase in Vienna, Audrey and Morgan's taxi driver gets shot by Mooks, forcing Audrey to take the wheel.
  • Driving Stick: Morgan and Audrey try to steal a car in Vienna, but give up shortly after because neither of them can drive stick.
  • Eagleland: Downplayed. When Nadedja is given the order to shoot "two dumb American women", she can't find Audrey and Morgan because of all the uncouth pairs of American tourists.
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    • Also, when the large man in the youth hostel sees their guns pointed at him, he just squints and say, "Americans?"
  • Freeze-Frame Bonus: A quick pause when Duffer's emails are on screen shows that he even signs his black-market emails with "Harvard '11".
  • Hair-Contrast Duo: Extroverted and energetic blonde Morgan is best friends with introverted and reserved Audrey.
  • History with Celebrity: Edward Snowden, the whistleblower who leaked NSA files in 2013, apparently had a crush on Morgan in summer camp. Morgan takes advantage of this and gets him to remotely hack the drive.
  • Hollywood Hacking: Sebastian is unable to hack the drive after some laptop tapping (tutting that it would take a supercomputer days to figure out the password). The team's solution? Call Edward Snowden, who is able to do it remotely after a few minutes.
  • Hurricane of Puns: In The Stinger, Morgan makes a bunch of Japanese food puns in quick succession.
  • I Know Mortal Kombat: Audrey is remarkably cool-headed when shooting a man in the cafe shootout; she attributes it to playing lots of video games.
  • MacGuffin: The flash drive that was in the trophy. What turns out to be in it (formerly believed to be terrorist plans, actually a "backdoor" to the entire internet) isn't as important as how everyone is fighting to get it.
  • Name's the Same: In-Universe; Morgan's last name is Freeman.
    Morgan: I can get a reservation anywhere I want.
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  • Trouser Space: At one point Audrey hides the drive in her vagina. Revealing this to Sebastian is understandably awkward.
  • Tyke Bomb: Nadejda, a young Russian gymnast and model who appears to have been groomed into a professional assassin by Highland.

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