Netflix’s original crime-comedy film Murder Mystery, starring Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston, has set a new streaming record. Set in the same vein of a whodunit mystery as Clue and Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express, Murder Mystery marks one of several Sandler-produced – and fronted – movies available exclusively for the streaming giant.
Directed by Kyle Newacheck, Murder Mystery follows Nick (Sandler) and Audrey (Aniston) Spitz, a married couple whose romance and enchantment has been replaced with predictability and stale conversations. Nick is a police officer in the NYPD who repeatedly fails his exam to promote to detective, and Audrey is a hairdresser whose guilty pleasure is reading murder mystery novels. In an attempt to rekindle the spark in their relationship, – and distract her from his lies about his status as a detective – Nick takes Audrey on their long-delayed European honeymoon for a 15-year anniversary gift. Aboard a plane, Audrey meets wealthy Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans), who invites the couple to a family party on a yacht. Surrounded by outlandish characters, the couple joins the group for a will signing by Cavendish’s billionaire uncle, Malcolm Quince (Terrence Stamp). In a classic dark turn of events, Malcolm is murdered, leaving Nick and Audrey to solve the case.