Murder Mystery

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Like my ancestors used to say, “with Adam Sandler, you can’t expect a good movie, but you can expect a good time”. Ok, they didn’t say that exactly, but it perfectly describes “Murder Mystery”, a film that could maybe make your otherwise uneventful Tuesday night somewhat entertaining.

Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) is a New York City cop, who decides to finally fulfill his promise to his wife Audrey (Jennifer Aniston) to take her to Europe. Once there though, they find themselves framed for the murder of the billionaire and on the run while trying to clear their names. “Murder Mystery” plays like the Murder on the Orient Express. The classic “whodunit” game is nothing new, but when you add in the chemistry of Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, it makes the experience more entertaining.

All that being said, the movie doesn’t have much other substance than fun. Jennifer Aniston’s character is plays into the trope of the wife who’s really into murder mystery novels, while Adam Sandler’s character… well it’s just Adam Sandler doing things he really wants to do, like go on a yacht, be surrounded by attractive women, and drive fancy cars. All in all, enjoyable Netflix fodder.

★ ★ ★

Director: Kyle Newacheck

Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston

2019, PG-13, 97 min

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