MURDER MYSTERY 2 is a mystery comedy on Netflix about a married couple who again go on a vacation where a dead body turns the planned revelry into a crime fighting caper. Nick and Audrey’s new detective agency is struggling, but they’re invited to a rich friend’s wedding on a tropical island. They prepare to relax and enjoy the festivities when a dead body suddenly surfaces. It soon becomes clear, however, that the body is a distraction to allow the real crime to be committed, the kidnapping of their rich friend, the groom. Can Nick and Audrey avoid the clutches of the kidnappers and stay alive long enough to solve the case?
Like its predecessor, MURDER MYSTERY 2 sets itself apart with beautiful cinematography, genuine, if somewhat irreverent, humor and a positive depiction of married life. Nick and Audrey work well together as a team. Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston deliver good performances. They provide a fun time as a bumbling but effective detective duo. However, MURDER MYSTERY 2 has an excessive, unacceptable number of obscenities and profanities and frequent lewd content.
(C, B, PaPa, FR, LLL, VV, SS, AA, DD, M):
Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Light redemptive, moral worldview focusing on the positive relationship of a married couple who work together as an effective team to solve a mystery and spend time together with a positive reference to prayer and an offhand reference to God, marred by strong amoral and immoral pagan behavior, and a person is greeted with the pantheistic Hindu greeting of namaste
About 56 obscenities (including one “f” word), seven Jesus profanities, a few GD profanities, and more than 50 light profanities
Lots of strong violence includes a man falls off an elephant with a knife in his back, man and woman fight several masked assailants in a van with a briefcase, a hatchet and a gun (the hatchet ends up in an enemy’s head, and this is played for laughs throughout the extended scene), people are thrown around inside the van, men fistfight chaotically with some blood shown; a man dies in a flaming car explosion, a man is killed by being hit by a car, two women shoot each other to death (some blood on clothes), man and woman are trapped in a burning building, and a fabric catches fire, so they crash through a window into water, man has a bomb strapped to him, a man is shot in the gut (some blood on shirt and hand); many people fight on the Eiffel Tower with guns and some brutal fists, a man falls off the Tower into helicopter blades (impact is not shown), a man is shot in the arm, woman knocks another person out with a heavy object, and a man robs two people in a helicopter and leaves them to attempt to pilot the craft on their own
There’s sexual innuendo and humor throughout the movie, which includes a man and woman talk about using pink handcuffs on each other, and these are later used in sexual banter several times, a man talks about having fornicated with 10,000 women, a man jokes to another man that he would allow him a night with his wife for $10,000 but then says he would never allow this and says the man is sick for asking about this, and husband and wife kiss passionately
No nudity, but there’s an image of a man wearing skimpy underwear, and some female cleavage
Heavy drinking at a marriage celebration, and one character is said to be drunk
Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Man smokes a hookah waterpipe at a wedding, two people are drugged to knock them out, two people smoke and blow lewd smoke rings at each other, and several instances of people casually smoking; and,
MURDER MYSTERY 2 is a sequel to a 2019 mystery comedy on Netflix about a married couple who once again find themselves on a vacation where a dead body turns the planned revelry into a crime fighting caper. Nick and Audrey, struggling to get their entrepreneurial detective agency off the ground, are invited to a rich friend’s wedding on a tropical island. The two prepare to relax and enjoy the festivities. However, when a corpse surfaces, it soon becomes clear that this is a distraction to allow the real crime to be committed, the kidnapping of their rich friend, the groom. Can Nick and Audrey avoid the clutches of the kidnappers and stay alive long enough to solve the case?
Much like its predecessor, MURDER MYSTERY 2 sets itself apart with beautiful cinematography, a genuine if somewhat irreverent sense of humor and a positive depiction of married life. As such, it depicts a husband and wife working well together as a team. Production values are generally high with good performances by the leads, running gags and a good presentation of a bumbling but eventually effective Nick and Nora duo. The movie has some good action sequences and suspense as the Eiffel Tower climax leads to both harrowing and hilarious results.
As in the first movie, Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston have great comedic chemistry as the married detective who really do love each other. The sequel does suffer (though to a slightly lesser degree) from some of the faults as the first movie. Some scenes are action packed, plot driven and quite funny, while others seem lackluster or even orphaned. Overall, the movie is an effectively engaging mystery comedy.
The movie has a light Christian, moral worldview focusing on the positive relationship of a married couple who work together as an effective team to solve a mystery and spend time together. The husband and wife save each other’s life multiple times, support each other in different social situations, and take down many menacing villains together. There’s also a positive reference to prayer. However, MURDER MYSTERY 2 has a really high amount of foul language, including some strong profanities, packed into its 90 minutes. There are also many sexual innuendoes and jokes. The foul language and lewd content make for an excessive, unacceptable combination.
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