Review: The Spy Next Door
Directed by Brian Levant
Starring Jackie Chan, Amber Valletta, Billy Ray Cyrus and George Lopez
The newest in a long line of tough-guy-saddled-with-kids family comedies – think The Pacifier, The Game Plan and the Hulk Hogan classic, Mr. Nanny – The Spy Next Door opens today in theatres across the country. Bob Ho (Chan), the world’s greatest superspy, is all set to retire after one last mission – rescuing the world’s oil supply from a group of Russian terrorists. Hoping to transition smoothly into a life of domestic bliss with his girlfriend Gillian (Valletta) and her three kids, Bob offers to babysit while Gillian visits a sick relative. Mayhem ensues, and when the kids accidentally download the Russians’ top-secret formula, Bob is forced back into the kung-fu filled world of espionage to protect his new family.