Old-fashioned movie star charm face-lifts a goofy, amiable film that introduces a New York couple in the middle of a European whodunnit
Adam Sandler’s inhuman eight-movie deal with Netflix arrived as both a bles and a affliction for those who had actually accepted any of his last-place eight self-produced theatrical exhausts. While it allowed most of us to simply pretend he had stopped working( spots for anyone who’s even aware of what Sandy Wexler is ), it also allowed him to continue obliging the same cinemas that even his most impassioned followers had stopped buying tickets for. His streaming yield has been predictably, punishingly unfunny up up to now, and one would safely expect the same from his latest, which reunites him with Jennifer Aniston, who starred with him in 2011′ s execrable romcom Just Go With It.
But while that cinema couldn’t capitalise on its big star pairing, their second attempt, the crudely titled Murder Mystery, is a far more satisfying experience, a amazingly nimble summer humor that discovers both Aniston and Sandler at their most alluring. They star as a married couple living a rather staid life in New York: he’s Nick, a officer professing he’s a detective while she’s Audrey, his unaware hairdresser wife who yearns for more tale. He owes her a European honeymoon and on their 15 th commemoration, he finally caves and the pair head abroad for a much-needed getaway. But after Audrey befriends a suave playboy( Luke Evans ), they find themselves invited to a plush boat party hosted by a billionaire( Terence Stamp) who soon turns up dead, leaving the couple as prime suspects.