The Duo Are Back!
Adam Sandler is at it again with the help of his costar, Jennifer Aniston. This time the Just Go With It duo are out to solve a murder in Netflix’s Murder Mystery. Sandler fans will likely give this movie a thumbs up, while the rest of Netflix’s viewers may choose to watch one of the two new documentaries that also premiered on Friday June 14th ( see New Movies in June on Netflix, Amazon Prime, and Hulu). With this being said, let’s see what Murder Mystery is all about.
What’s The Mystery?
The Happy Madison production is basically a playful parody of Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express. Nick Spitz (Adam Sandler) is a New York City police officer who’s wedding anniversary with his wife, Audrey Spitz (Jenifer Aniston) is fast approaching. At a dinner with a fellow police officer and his wife, Nick feels compelled to purchase a more appropriate anniversary gift for Audrey than a $50 Amazon card. This leads to an impromptu European trip for the couple. While flying over the Atlantic, Audrey is befriended by Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans), an aristocrat who invites the couple on a mediterranean cruise to celebrate the marriage of his billionaire uncle, Malcolm (Terrence Stamp). During the cruise, Malcolm is murdered and the local Inspector points his finger at the Spitzes as the murderers. Nick and Audrey spend the rest of the movie attempting to prove their innocence.
Joining the cast are the actress (Gemma Arterton), the Colonel (John Kani), Malcom’s young fiancee (Shioli Kutsuna), Malcolm’s son (David Walliams), the Maharajah (Adeel Akhtar), the race car driver (Luis Gerardo Mendez), the colonel’s bodyguard (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), and of course the local French Inspector (Dany Boon).
Murder Mystery is a typical Sandler comedy that benefits from Aniston’s presence. Even so, if you’re seeking a movie full of laughs, you won’t find it here. There are some humorous moments, and an action packed car chase scene, but overall, the movie is quite predictable. Murder Mystery is watchable if there is not much else to watch. View the movie if you want, but you will not miss much if you choose not to.