The Spy Next Door Movie Review Summary

Actors: Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Madeline Carroll

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Jackie Chan plays the character of Bob Ho. He wants to give up his former life as a spy and settle down so he moves to a quiet town and takes a house next to a woman who has three kids and who is also very attractive. Her name is Gillian (played by Amber Valletta). Bob and Gilliam fall for each other, so he wants to tell her about his previous life. Bob even gets along very well with her kids who are played by Will Shadley, Maeline Carroll, and Alina Foley. He is asked to baby-sit them and since it is time for Halloween he takes them out to look for Halloween costumes. One of them by mistake gets a hold of a secret formula by downloading it to a computer. This triggers the assault of the Russian spy group led by Anton Poldark (played by Magnús Scheving). The Russian spies want to get the secret formula and they will do just about anything to get it. Bob has to figure out how to keep the children safe and thwart the attack of the Russian spies without letting anyone know about his past career.
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Bob gets his old buddy Colton (played by Billy Ray Cyrus) to help him. But there is a double-cross going on. Colton is not really a friend and Bob's ex-boss Glaze (played by George Lopez) is really a double agent working for Anton Poldark. They have a big fight in a restaurant where Jackie Chan gets to show off all of his moves that made him famous. Gillian finds out that Bob was a spy and that makes her leave him even though she is fond of him.

Bob fights the terrorists in a steel plant. Then also end up at Gillian house and the fight continues because that is the location where the secret formula is kept on an iPod. The whole house gets wrecked but in the end they defeat the terrorists. Bob and Gillian realize they have fallen in love. He proposes to her. She is happy to accept.
Best part of story, including ending: The character played by Jackie Chan does not want to be part of the spy world any more but he finds it almost impossible to leave it behind.

Best scene in story: I like the action fighting sequences in the restaurant because the stunts are great.

Opinion about the main character: He is sincere, charming and in the end gets the girl so everyone is happy.

The review of this Movie prepared by Willi Vision a Level 31 Creepy Stalker Barn Owl scholar

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   2000's+ (present) Comedy or Parody about    -   spies How much humor v. drama    -   Nearly all humor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   spy Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Chinese


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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