Back with a sequel for a 2019 fan favorite, Netflix reunites Audrey and Nick Spitz in more European travel.
Murder Mystery 2 (2023) Netflix Film Review
Four years after falling into a vacation murder mystery where nearly everyone around them dies, husband and wife duo Nick and Audrey Spitz (Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston) are struggling. Both have quit their jobs to open a private detective agency. The only cases they have are cheaters and even those don’t go well. Then a call from the past comes in and it’s for a wedding invitation to the wedding of The Maharajah (Adeel Akhtar).
The two, needing a break and hoping this helps, decide to take the all paid invitation not realizing they’re about to fall into more mayhem.
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If you have seen the 2019 film with these two stars you’re probably going to enjoy this follow-up. Full of the same antidotes and silly humor, this is very much a good match for the genre and its prequel. There’s many of the same throwbacks to movie one and the actors bring the same humor we know from these characters. It helps to keep the continuity and yet, the plot is different enough to be fun.
There’s a mix, which did surprise me, of old and new characters in this ensemble cast. I try not to read much or watch trailers if I know I’m going to see and write about something. Nonetheless it’s a pleasant surprise to find the return of characters and to meet new characters, too. Like spy capers, this one jet sets to a couple locales and has some beautiful scenery and costuming, too.
If you like Knives Out or even most of the Hallmark mystery movies, you probably would enjoy this. It’s a fun little movie that has adventure aspects but also a cute little mystery. It’s perhaps not the cleverest mystery play, yet it still manages to spin some things and that makes it fun.
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CONTENT: This one has profanity including abuse of deity like GD and sh*t. There’s a use of the F-word. Some innuendo plays into the plot but nothing terribly graphic. (A man is constantly insinuating he’d like to sleep with someone and finds her body hot. A joke is made about him having a night with her for money. Recurring is a joke about pulling something, like a key, out of a man’s pocket.) There’s use of guns and someone is accidentally shot. Someone dies up by helicopter blades (unseen) and characters drop off buildings. Someone is stabbed. The film is PG-13.