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The Spy Next Door: DVD Review

Updated on December 16, 2010

A Fun-Filled DVD!

The Spy Next Door - 2009

This is a fun, family movie that may disappoint martial arts fans hoping for death defying stunts; however, it has a lot more to offer. A mature and agile, Jackie Chan (remember the man is in his late 50s!) plays Bob, an international spy at the end of his career. He has made the decision to retire after his current job and wants to marry his American neighbor, Gillian (Amber Valetta). The only problem is that her kids hate him. When Gillian is called out of town on an emergency, Bob offers to baby-sit in hopes of befriending the kids. Of course, merry mayhem ensues, and Jackie Chan has the chance to not only do some quite impressive stunt work, but also demonstrate his classic and abundant talents for physical comedy and singing! I was charmed to hear him sing a traditional Chinese lullaby!

I think true Jackie Chan fans who value the whole entertainer and not just his youthful ability to leap into danger and emerge seemingly unscathed, will be just as happy with this movie as I was. Jackie Chan as a stunt man is still a force to be reckoned with and I am always impressed from one film to the next by how nicely his English continues to improve. He is, indeed, a very brave man!

The Spy Next Door is a fun, goofy spy spoof that the whole family can enjoy. I watched it twice and enjoyed it even more the second time around! I give this movie 5 Stars for its own quality and because I am happy to see Jackie Chan expanding his career, sharing more of his talents, and maturing gracefully!

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    justmesuzanne 7 years ago from Texas

    :) It's a fun movie!

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    PaperNotes 7 years ago

    I have also watched this film and yes, it is indeed funny. My daughter also enjoyed watching it then she imitated the 'hiya, hiya' scenes with her daddy.

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    justmesuzanne 7 years ago from Texas

    Thanks, dahoglund! I enjoyed it. I am a die-hard Jackie Chan fan, and I am always rooting for him! :) I think this would be a fun movie to have around for the holidays if you have grandchildren or other youngsters coming to visit.

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    Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

    I wasn't aware of it, but you make it sound like it might be worth seeing. rate up and useful

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    justmesuzanne 7 years ago from Texas

    Thanks for your nice comment! I'm sure you will enjoy it. It is a bit goofy, but it is always fun to see Jackie Chan! :)

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    Steven Escareno 7 years ago

    To be honest, I wasn't even going to bother seeing this film, until after I read this review. I'll definitely be sure to check it out the first chance I get. Thanks for writing this, as it was a pleasure reading this.

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