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Movie Review written by Jon Patch with 3.5 out of 4 Paws

Argylle

Apple Original Films, Apple Studios, Cloudy Productions and Marv Films present a PG-13, 139-minute, Action, Thriller, Comedy, directed by Matthew Vaughn and written by Jason Fuchs with a theater release date of February 2, 2024.

Elly Conway (Bryce Dallas Howard) is the author of a series of spy thrillers called Argylle. She is very popular and very successful and her books take on a life of their own. Elly got more than she bargained for especially when she was trying the write her final book. Her main character Argylle (Henry Cavill) worked along side with his partner played by (John Cena). Both men attractive and buff, with a ‘James Bond’ kind of stature in the spy world.

One day when Elly decides to take a break to clear her head, she travels by train to visit her parents (Catherine O’Hara and another well-known actor) but while in motion Elly encounters a strange long-haired man named Aidan (Sam Rockwell) and from that moment on life for Elly would never be the same. Well, actually for Elly and Alfie her loving and devoted cat. What happens from this point on is Elly is thrown into the spy world just like the characters in her books. But, why? Well, you will have to go see the movie since I am not going to give anything away here!

The movie is very smartly written and directed and the characters are all used perfectly even for another small role by (Samuel L. Jackson) of which he does so well. There is some wonderful cinematography throughout the story with a great score and some superb songs to go along with several of the scenes throughout the film. The film is action-packed from start to finish and contains several cameo roles.

Howard out does herself playing a home bound writer that has a cat as her companion that is until she realizes that she needs to fight to save herself and Alfie then she shines even more so. Cavill and Cena are characters from her books but both men know how to camp it up for some great action and a few laughs. Rockwell I was not sure of in the beginning but he shows that he is able to pull off all movie genres by kicking butt in this story. The story contains so many twists that you have to make sure to watch everything that goes on from start to finish and make sure you wait during the credits for a clue to even more adventures. As for Alfie, being a cat dad myself I appreciated the love Elly had for the cat in a backpack but I was not so happy with the way Aidan treated the cat at times but in the end, all turns out better for the life of Alfie and of course this movie. Go see it on the big screen it’s well worth it.

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