Jackie Chan is set to star in “The Spy Next Door,” an action-comedy which centers on a man (Chan) who is called to baby-sit his neighbor’s children and winds up having to fight off secret agents after one of the kids inadvertently downloads a secret code.
This movie is a funny and rollicking good time! The family will enjoy this witty and action-packed movie. I wish Jackie Chan (the spy in the film) lived next door to me. He is the main source of fun in the film. Chan plays Bob Ho. His girlfriend Gillian (Amber Valletta) thinks he is a serious man who goes to work from nine to five every day. Her kids think he is boring. Little do they know about the double life this spy lives.
Bob is determined to win over Gillian’s three kids, step-daughter Farren, son Ian and young daughter Nora. When Gillian has to leave town due to an emergency, Bob gets his chance to watch the kids and he attempts to find a place in their lives. He asks, “How tough can three kids be?” and he soon finds out. The funny results involve a lot of slapstick humor, martial arts fighting, and pratfalls. In one scene Bob scales the wall and jumps to the roof to get down little Nora’s cat. He does it as easy as bending over to tie his shoes. Throw in Billy Ray Cyrus as Bob’s spy pal Colton James, and a good time is ready to be had. Billy Ray throws out lines like, “Well, if you’re going to do that you might as well try to scratch your ears with your elbows.”
The movie includes some real funny bloopers at the end, such as Jackie Chan struggling over some dialog and finally saying, “I hate English!” He also has a difficult time picking up a prop.
We are recommending this movie for ages twelve and above but check out our content listing below. Some parents will know their children under twelve will be fine watching the movie. Jackie Chan will make you laugh several times during this movie or his name is not Bob Ho! Actually, we learn in the film it isn’t his name, but Chan is hilarious all the same. Five Doves all the way on this one!