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Lionsgate send us a copy of The Spy Next Door, so we had to pop it in and watch it. Monday’s are a difficult day for us as I imagine they are for many families with little kids. Monday is the day daddy goes back to work. They get a little fussy, so we started the day with a mega race of my son’s cars down the staircase and then we popped in a movie: The Spy Next Door.
In college I grew very fond of martial arts on screen and off, Jet Li being my favorite, with Jackie Chan coming right behind him. The Spy Next Door stars Jackie Chan as Bob Ho a man ready to retire from the Spy World and settled down and have a family. He’s fallen in love with his next door neighbor, and realizes that he needs to get to know her family. So, he has to babysit them while she goes on on business trip. This trip is the pivotal point in his relationship with the children, and much like The Pacifier, he falls in love with the children and they him.
Of course his retirement was complicated because he was dragged right back into the spy world along with the kids. In the middle of it all the oldest child calls the mother to come back and get them. So of course the romance is off with the one little lie that he couldn’t possibly tell. Of course Jackie Chan is great with the action and brings in the laughs easily with The Spy Next Door. The movie is available on a 2-disc Blu-ray Combo Pack – which includes both Blu-ray and DVD – and is also available as a separate DVD and for digital download. From the director of Snow Dogs, the film features a star-studded cast including Amber Valletta (Hitch), Billy Ray Cyrus (Disney’s “Hannah Montana”) and George Lopez (Valentine’s Day), and grossed over $24 million at the box office.
This KIDS FIRST!-endorsed action-comedy which also received the Dove Foundation Seal of Approval, contains bonus features the whole family will enjoy – including a blooper reel and two fun featurettes that bring audiences up-close and personal with the cast.
Blu-Ray Combo Pack SRP: $39.99
DVD SRP: $29.95