FBMR - The Spy Who Shagged Me
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Whatever you do, please do not take this film seriously, or try to find holes in the plot, or implausibilities because that will ruin your experience. The best thing to do is to check your brain at the door, and pick it up again on your way out (so to speak). If you’re worried that you may not get all the jokes without your brain, don’t worry, they’ve taken that into account and explain everything. That being said, you should enjoy this movie.

Actually, this isn’t as much a movie as it is a collection of humourous vignettes or skits performed around a ridiculous plot. Some of the segments don’t even have anything to do with advancing the story, they’re there simply because they’re funny. Like a typical Woody Allen movie, the jokes come a mile a minute; some work, some don’t, but at least you’re guaranteed quite a few good laughs.

In this installment, Dr. Evil (Mike Myers), in yet another attempt to take over the world, goes back in time to 1969 and steals the frozen Austin’s (Myers, again) “mojo”, thereby rendering him “powerless”. With no one to stop him, or so him thinks, he builds a “laser” on the moon and threatens to blow up Washington D.C. Meanwhile, Austin goes back in time to try to retrieve his “mojo”, teams up with an American secret agent named felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham) and thwart Dr. Evil’s plan. Dr. Evil’s son, Scott (Seth Green) is the only voice of reason in this film, asking questions the audience is asked not to; asking Dr. Evil why they don’t just kill Austin when they have the chance. But nobody listens to him.

Some welcome additions to the cast are Fat Bastard (Myers, a third time), a Scottish evil agent who weighs a reported metric tonne, and Rob Lowe as the young “Number 2”. Dr. Evil’s new side-kick, Mini Me (Verne Troyer) got on my nerves though, and their weird relationship was just plain disturbing.

IMDb - Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me