Directed by: Kyle Newacheck
Written by: James Vanderbilt
Starring: Adam Sandler, Jennifer Aniston, Luke Evans, Terence Stamp, Gemma Arterton, David Walliams, Dany Boon, John Kani, Adeel Akhtar, Shioli Kutsuna, Luis Gerardo Mendez, Erik Griffin, Sufe Bradshaw, Jackie Sandler.
A murder mystery comedy movie which holds light viewing and some laugh out loud scenes.
The storyline on this movie bases around a New York City cop named Nick (Adam Sandler) who finally takes his wife Audrey (Jennifer Aniston) on a long, overdue promised trip to Europe. During the flight, Audrey stretches her legs and ends up in the VIP lounge and starts talking to someone named Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans) within the VIP area who invites her and her husband to an intimate family gathering on a Super Yacht of a billionaire elderly gentleman named Malcolm Quince. When he ends up being murdered, Nick and Audrey are quick to be accused by the rest of the family and are the main suspects in the murder case.
Upon finally sitting down and finally watching this, after two previous attempts but failing to finish the film due to other things going on, I managed to finish it this time and my own opinions? I enjoyed it. I love the on-screen chemistry that Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston have, as they have worked together before in a film called Just Go With It. As I am a huge fan of both of them, especially Aniston because of Friends, I was not expecting a serious film, as neither, Aniston or Sandler, have been known to be in anything serious.
I really enjoyed this film, but I expected to see more of David Walliams as I feel this could have been his massive debut starring alongside two big Hollywood stars, but I guess that was not meant to be. This film, for anyone who is yet to see it, I would give this a recommendation, as I do with all films I watch, as I like to give most things a chance. Still, I will say this is light-hearted entertainment and is something to enjoy, particularly if you love murder mystery type genres. This film gives off an Agatha Christie type vibe, with no seriousness, no offensive behaviour, and great chemistry between the cast members.
If you research this film before you watch it and the reviews put you off, don’t allow it to, as everyone seems to want to be a negative critic these days. I believe films should be given a chance, no matter the critical reviews, as, from personal experience, you may be pleasantly surprised. Yes this film stars Adam Sandler, and I know people don’t like his work, but if you are a Friends fan, I would give this a watch as Jennifer Aniston is good in this film, as always, and it is a fun film to watch.
This is available to stream now on Netflix. Watch the trailer I have included below and then give it a watch as I found it a good watch, and I like funny movies like this one.
I give this film a 5 star rating!