The Spy Who Dumped Me appears in an aspect ratio of approximately 2.39:1 on this Blu-ray Disc. The movie offered a quality presentation.
For the most part, sharpness worked well. A little softness occasionally hit some wide elements, but the majority of the movie boasted accurate delineation.
No signs of jagged edges or moiré effects materialized, and I witnessed no instances of edge haloes. Print flaws also failed to mar the proceedings.
To the surprise of no one, Dumped went with teal and especially orange. Tedious as those choices may seem, the image reproduced the colors as intended.
Blacks seemed dense and deep, while shadows offered appropriate smoothness and clarity. The Blu-ray reproduced the film well.
Downconverted to Dolby TrueHD 7.1, the film’s Dolby Atmos soundtrack added oomph to the proceedings, as the soundscape opened up matters in a positive manner. Music offered nice breadth and filled the channels in a consistent manner.
With a mix of lively scenes, the soundfield offered a lot of chances for fireworks, and it used them well. Gunfire, explosions, car chases – all the usual action components popped up and created an involving impression.
Audio quality appeared good, with speech that came across as natural and distinctive. Effects also seemed accurate and tight, with clear reproduction of these components.
Music worked well, as the songs/score boasted solid range and dimensionality. This became a more than satisfactory track for the film.
A handful of extras fill out the disc, and we get a few featurettes that start with Covert Operations. It runs 11 minutes, 15 seconds and includes notes from writer/director Susanna Fogel, writer David Iserson, executive producers Guy Riedel and Karen Lunder, producer Brian Grazer, and actors Mila Kunis, Kate McKinnon, Sam Heughan, Hasan Minhaj, Justin Theroux, Ivanna Sakhno, and Gillian Anderson.
“Covert” looks at the movie’s roots and development, cast and performances, sets and locations. “Covert” throws out a smattering of good notes but it feels pretty fluffy.
Next we find The Action Behind the Film, a nine-minute, four-second piece with Kunis, Minhaj, Heughan, Fogel, Theroux, McKinnon, and 2nd unit director/stunt coordinator Gary Powell. As implied by the title, this show focused on the film’s action scenes. It’s a decent overview that scores points via the copious use of behind the scenes footage.
One of the actors comes to the fore via Makin’ Friends with Hasan Minhaj. It takes up six minutes, 46 seconds and shows Minhaj as he takes us on a tour of the set. “Friends” leans comedic and offers minor entertainment.
11 Deleted Scenes take up a total of nine minutes, 35 seconds. Most focus on our lead ladies, though a few supporting characters get time as well. None of them expand story areas, but they offer a few chuckles.
A collection of Outtakes goes for six minutes, 41 seconds. Most of these give us goofs and giggles, though some alternate lines allow it to become better than average.
We also find a reel called Off Script. It lasts six minutes, seven seconds and delivers a full compilation of unused line choices.
The disc opens with ads for A Simple Favor, Uncle Drew, and Overboard (2018). No trailer for Dumped appears here.
A comedic disappointment, The Spy Who Dumped Me musters a handful of laughs. However, these don’t seem like enough to compensate for the prevalence of witless scenes and a general absence of inspiration. The Blu-ray brings very good picture and audio along with a decent set of supplements. I can’t claim to actively dislike Dumped but it falls far short of hopes.