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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shaged Me

Mike Myers outdoes himself as he plays three characters in this outrageous sequel.

As Austin Powers, the MOD super agent, he's again plagued by the Diabolical Dr. Evil (also played by Myers).  He also packs on a ton of rubber and makeup to portray Dr. Evil's Scottish Henchman.

Powers has more to deal with here than just saving the world from Dr. Evil's plan to destroy mankind with a giant laser.  He also has to get back his mojo, because what good is a spy without his sex appeal?

Powers, who expands on the legendary conquest of fellow agent 007, feels weak without his mojo, so he and beautiful CIA agent, Felicity Shagwell (Heather Graham - Boogie Nights) go back in time to the swinging 60's to retrieve it.

A new character is introduced who doubles the fun.  Dr. Evil is cloned and an exact replica including bald head, grey suit and scar is produced.  Everything is identical except that he's a tiny version of the original.  Dr. Evil is delighted with his new family addition and names him Mini Me, (played by 2' 8" actor Verne Troyer).

Every Scene that features Mini Me, tickled the heck out of me.  The midget takes the place of Dr. Evil's son Scott (Seth Green) who continues to be a thorn in his Father's side.

Rob Lowe is also a new addition as a younger version of Robert Wagner's character, Number 2, and he does a great job of imitating Wagner.

Co-written by Myers, the humor is decidedly adult.  The constant sexual and bodily function references are not suitable for children.

The plot is a bid confusing, shifting back and forth from the 1960's and 1990's but who goes to an Austin Powers flick for storyline.  The humor is ribald and tasteless and sometimes really gross, but the audience loved every silly minute of it.

 
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Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shaggd Me
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