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My Spy
(2020)
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Composed, Conducted, and Produced by:
Dominic Lewis

Orchestrated by:
Tommy Laurence
Andrew Kinney
Geoff Lawson

Additional Music by:
Anthony Willis
Antonio Andrade
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Sony Classical
(March 6th, 2020)
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Commercial digital release only.
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Buy it... if you wish to hear a composer write the perfect music for not getting fired, no chances taken with this affable, lightly dramatic spy entry.

Avoid it... if you are averse to unnecessary explosions of hard rock muscularity in a comedy score that is otherwise well-natured even in its darker passages.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,978
WRITTEN 2/13/21
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My Spy: (Dominic Lewis) As a vehicle for producer and star Dave Bautista of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts fame, the 2020 kid's comedy flick My Spy isn't really for the younglings due to a PG-13 rating, but who lets a little espionage violence get in the way of entertaining kiddos stuck at home due to a pandemic? Yet another film with theatrical hopes dashed by the global virus predicament, My Spy had a strong showing on streaming devices after being picked up by Amazon Studios. The plot is ridiculous, of course, but such is the charm of the film. The burly, hard-edged Bautista is a CIA operative tasked with solving a case of international weapons dealers (along with, incredulously, Kristen Schaal as his sidekick), and to find the targeted plans for a miniature nuclear bomb, he must surveil a family consisting of a single mom and her spirited nine-year-old daughter. The bright, smart-ass girl determines fairly quickly that their new neighbors are in fact these CIA spies and blackmails them into being her friends. Meanwhile the real bad-guys eventually show up looking for the plans, put the girl and her mother in peril, and get their butts summarily kicked by Bautista. Naturally, he moves in with the family at the end, purely the stuff of sickeningly bad scripts. The production turned to young Remote Control Productions spin-off Dominic Lewis to provide the quasi spy genre score with hints of comedy and light drama throughout. Lewis did his time as a ghostwriter for Hans Zimmer, John Powell, and Henry Jackman in the early 2010's before taking his turn shedding the Zimmer clone definition in the latter half of the decade, to a large extent on television. For My Spy, Lewis writes music like a guy who isn't interested in getting fired, following a very predictable playbook towards an effective but not spectacular end result. There isn't much of a distinct musical voice at work here, which is actually something of a benefit; in circumstances like this, a composer may try to ape another composer's espionage technique, and Lewis largely avoids that pitfall. If written in the 1990's, though, this assignment would have been made for Randy Edelman, especially in the rather light-hearted action material and sappy character drama. The ensemble includes limited orchestral depth, but a fantastic recording ambience allows soloists to shine.


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74 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.52 Stars
***** 5 5 Stars
**** 11 4 Stars
*** 19 3 Stars
** 22 2 Stars
* 17 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 37:09
• 1. Boys Next Door (2:28)
• 2. Room Service (2:38)
• 3. French Connection (1:52)
• 4. Framed Memories (1:16)
• 5. Private Eyes (2:59)
• 6. Airport (5:42)
• 7. Sophie's Choice (1:45)
• 8. Bad Accent (3:03)
• 9. Spies in Disguise (2:24)
• 10. The Hug (2:28)
• 11. I Spy With My Little Eye (1:41)
• 12. Victor (1:48)
• 13. Bathroom Break (1:30)
• 14. Fireworks (1:31)
• 15. Parent Trap (1:22)
• 16. My Spy (2:41)

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