(2016) (Sacha Baron Cohen, Mark Strong) (R)
- QUICK TAKE:
- Action/Comedy: An English football fan sets out to find his long-lost brother, only to learn he's a secret MI6 spy who's uncovered a plot that puts the world at risk.
- It's been 28 years since Norman "Nobby" Butcher (SACHA BARON COHEN) last saw his kid brother. Married to Dawn (REBEL WILSON) and father to nine children in the seaport town of Grimsby, Nobby is a crass, but good-natured, working class dimwit who enjoys watching football (soccer). But he's never lost hoping of finding his younger sibling ever since they were separated and adopted into different families following their parents' untimely demise.
Unbeknownst to Nobby, his brother, Sebastian (MARK STRONG), was raised in well-to-do surroundings and now works as a top MI6 agent dealing with big-scale threats, with Jodie Figgies (ISLA FISHER) as his assistant back in headquarters. Nobby tracks down his brother at a London charity event put on by philanthropic actress Rhonda George (PENELOPE CRUZ), but Nobby unintentionally manages to bungle Sebastian's ordered hit on an assassin, Pavel Lukashenko (SCOTT ADKINS), resulting in a kid being shot and the leader of the World Health Organization killed. As a result, MI6 mistakenly believes Sebastian has gone rogue, and his boss (IAN McSHANE) orders a hit on him.
That results in another assassin, Jeremy Chilcott (SAM HAZELDINE), gunning for the brothers, now unlikely partners, as they travel across the globe while searching for Lukashenko. As they do so, they uncover a plot revolving around a planned terrorist attack at the World Cup and beyond, and must do what they can to stop it.
- WILL KIDS WANT TO SEE IT?
- Any who are fans of Cohen or who are intrigued by the gross-out and outrageous comedy bits might be intrigued (mostly teens).
- WHY THE MPAA RATED IT: R
- For strong crude sexual content, graphic nudity, violence, language, and some drug use.
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