In August, I wrote a post about the problem with remakes and reboots. My main concern was the lack of originality as properties are driven in the whole over and over again. However, recently a few original properties were released. One being 21 Bridges and the other being Knives Out.Continue reading “Knives Out is a maze of a murder mystery (review)”
I decided to mix it up a bit for myself and watch something categorically funny. Adam Sandler is one of the funniest and most entertaining actors I’ve ever watched. So when I realized he had a new movie release on Netflix with Jennifer Aniston, I purposefully made time to sit down and watch it.
Murder Mystery is a perfect comedy! There are jokes upon jokes as soon as the first scene opens. The only way you aren’t going to laugh while watching this movie is if you don’t have a sense of humor at all.
Adam Sandler, as always, is so on point with the delivery of his jokes and Jennifer Aniston does an amazing job keeping up. Honestly, I related to her a lot in the film.
Her character, Audrey Spitz plays a wife/hairdresser with a healthy imagination because she reads a lot of Murder Mystery books. That fact ends up coming in handy when she and her husband Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) get caught up in a scandal overseas.
Plus, Jennifer and Adam have so much on-screen chemistry. Everything is believable! Audrey and Nick have been married over a decade, they are a little bored, and they clearly need a spark. But they are still jealous for each other. So the interactions they have with characters like Grace (the sexy actress) and Charles (the rich attractive lord) are really funny.
This movie really surrounds two clueless unassuming Americans in a world they know nothing about. They’ve been invited by Charles to his families weekend of festivities in Monaco to a celebration for his uncle, Malcolm. Malcolm is an older man who means to leave all of his fortunes to his young new wife while cutting off his children and other close family members.
The lights go out and when they come back on Malcolm has a dagger through his chest.
I had so much fun trying to figure out who did it! This is the funniest “who done it” I’ve ever watched. I also appreciate the resolution of all of the open issues with Nick and Audrey in addition to the full explanation of who the killer was and why the killer did what they did.
I won’t spoil specific details, but I will say that this movie involves a redemption arc and a rekindled love through the experience of a lifetime.
Murder Mystery is definitely a fun movie that I would suggest.