I just re-watched this Netflix movie, and I enjoyed it as much this time as I did a few years ago when I watched it with my husband. If you’re in the mood for a very cute comedy mystery movie, you ought to give Murder Mystery a try.
Murder Mystery is a 2019 production which stars Adam Sandler 9Nick) and Jennifer Aniston (Audrey). They’re celebrating their 15th anniversary. (Their chemistry together is terrific!) He’s a New York City officer, she’s a mystery book-reading hairdresser.
During their flight, they are invited to join Luke Evans (Charles) on a billionaire’s yacht. The yacht takes the place of an isolated mansion. Yep, you guessed it: a murder takes place. Since this yacht trip was a celebration of sorts, there is a collection of characters — some of them quite eccentric. Isolated location with eccentric characters, plus an unsigned will… and there we have the perfect beginning of a Cozy Mystery!
Lucky for all, Adam Sandler’s (Nick) character is a police officer. Unfortunately, there is a second death. This starts the investigation by Nick and Audrey. Rather than join their planned bus tour, Nick and Audrey are treated (by Charles) to first class accommodations in Monte Carlo at a private, to-notch villa. The scenery is beautiful and opulent. (So this is how the very, very, very rich live!) Apparently the movie was filmed in different absolutely beautiful Italian locations.
As I mentioned above, I really enjoyed this Cozy Mystery movie, and so did my husband. Do not read the Rotten Tomato reviews before you watch it!
Murder Mystery is, as I said, definitely a Cozy Mystery movie. the acting by all the characters is very good, the chemistry between the main stars is terrific, the scenery is gorgeous, the costume department did a great job, and the mystery was both good and included some interesting twists. I am hopeful Murder Mystery 2 is as good (this re-watch was in preparation of watching the sequel, which we haven’t gotten around to yet), and am hoping there will be even more movies in this series.