The summer is upon us and there is no better time than this to curl up on the couch with a good murder mystery on your screen. Netflix has served a murder mystery laced with humour to give you a good time. ‘Murder Mystery’ stars Jennifer Aniston and Adam Sandler in the lead roles and is set on a yacht where a rich, old man dies, leaving behind a fortune that everyone jumps at the moment they see his corpse. The film is directed by Kyle Newacheck, who has previously worked on ‘Workaholics’, ‘Adam DeVine’s House Party’, ‘Happy Endings’ and ‘Community’. If you haven’t yet seen the film, I advise you to bookmark this article for later and go watch the film on Netflix. You don’t want the mystery spoiled for you.
Summary of the Plot
Nick (Adam Sandler) and Audrey Spitz (Jennifer Aniston) have been married for fifteen years. He is a police officer trying to become a detective. However, he has failed the test for the third time now. He is sharp but succumbs under pressure. And also, he is not really a good shot. (Makes you wonder how he became a police officer in the first place!) Audrey is a hairdresser. She loves to read mystery novels and there is just one thing that she really wants from her husband, to make good on the promise that he made to her the night of their wedding- a trip to Europe. But fifteen years pass by, and they haven’t travelled anywhere. Moreover, Nick hasn’t told his wife about his failure in the test and she thinks that he is a detective.
Anyway, on the eve of their wedding anniversary, a conversation prompts Nick to tell Audrey that he has bought tickets for them and they are to spend the honeymoon they never had in Europe. On the plane, while sneaking around in the first-class cabin, Audrey meets a dashing billionaire- or at least, the nephew of one- Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans). He’s a character who seems to have come straight out of the mystery novels that Audrey reads. Also, he is a viscount. Not a lord. He is charmed by her and invites the couple to spend their time on the yacht, where he is going to attend the celebration of his uncle’s wedding to his ex-girlfriend.
Audrey and Nick meet a bunch of other people on the yacht: Suzi (Shioli Kutsuna), Cavendish’s ex and now aunt; a famous actress Grace Ballard (Gemma Arterton) on whom Nick has a strong crush; Colonel Ulenga (John Kani), Malcolm Quince’s (Terrence Stamp) trusted old friend; Sergei (Olafur Darri Olafsson), Ulenga’s bodyguard; Tobias Quince (David Willaims), Malcolm’s son; Juan Carlos (Luis Gerardo Mendez), Quince’s godson; and Maharajah Vikram Govindan (Adeel Akhtar), Quince’s business associate.