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SEE HOW THEY RUN

"Funny, Droll Mystery Comedy"

What You Need To Know:

SEE HOW THEY RUN is a mystery comedy set in 1953 London. An alcoholic detective and his rookie female assistant investigate the murder of a Hollywood director. The murder occurred at the theater where Agatha Christie’s play THE MOUSETRAP is celebrating the first anniversary of its successful run. Scotland Yard assigns world-weary Inspector Stoppard to the murder case, but he’s annoyed when his boss appoints a rookie policewoman, Constable Stalker, to shadow him. Can Stoppard stay sober enough to find Leo’s killer before he or she kills again?

SEE HOW THEY RUN is a funny, droll comedy. Fans of traditional English mysteries will enjoy it. That said, it’s sometimes a little slow. Sam Rockwell is a kick as the world-weary lead inspector, and Saoirse (“Sur-sha”) Ronan is also fun as Constable Stalker. They have good chemistry together. SEE HOW THEY RUN has a moral worldview inherit in the main plot, which involves the uncovering of a murderer. However, there’s some foul language in see how they run, plus allusions to an effeminate male character’s homosexuality. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

Content:

(BB, C, Ho, RH, LL, VV, S, AA, D, M):

Dominant Worldview and Other Worldview Content/Elements:
Moral worldview in a comical setting about a murder investigation, during which one character risks their life for another character, but there are suggestions that one male character is homosexual, though it’s not strongly overt, and there’s some revisionist history where a real life upper class Englishman is played by a black actor

Foul Language:
Eight obscenities (including two or three “s” words and two “h” words), two GD profanities, seven light profanities (such as OMG and OG)

Violence:
Two characters get into a fight, one character is hit from behind and killed, and there’s some gunplay at the climax

Sex:
No sex scenes but there are some references to adultery and one male character is rather effeminate and suggested to be a homosexual

Nudity:
No nudity

Alcohol Use:
Alcohol use, plus a character gets topsy once and drunk once

Smoking and/or Drug Use and Abuse:
Smoking but no drugs; and,

Miscellaneous Immorality:
Jealousy, revenge.

More Detail:

SEE HOW THEY RUN is a mystery comedy set in London in 1953 where an alcoholic Scotland Yard detective and his rookie female assistant investigate the murder of a Hollywood director at the theater where Agatha Christie’s play THE MOUSETRAP is celebrating the first anniversary of its tremendously successful run. SEE HOW THEY RUN is a funny, droll comedy that fans of traditional English mysteries will enjoy, but there is some foul language and woke casting that requires caution.

The movie opens the night of the one-year anniversary in 1953 of the opening of famous mystery writer Agatha Christie’s successful play THE MOUSETRAP. Some Hollywood filmmakers, who want to turn the play into a movie, are attending the anniversary, including the producer, the screenwriter and the director, Leo Kopernick, an obnoxious man played by Adrian Brody.

During the party, Leo picks a fight with the play’s star, Richard Attenborough (yes, that Richard Attenborough). He tackles “Dickie,” and they both slam into the anniversary. After the fight, Dickie goes to the basement to retrieve a new suit to wear. While he’s there, however, an anonymous figure dressed in an overcoat and a hat slung down low over his head conks him on the head and kills him. The killer then stages Leo’s dead body on the couch on the set above.

World-weary Scotland Yard Inspector Stoppard is assigned to the murder case, but he’s annoyed when his boss appoints a rookie policewoman, Constable Stalker, to shadow him on the case. Stoppard’s annoyance increases when Constable Stalker keeps jumping to conclusions about the suspects. Meanwhile, Stoppard keeps on sneaking drinks during their investigation.

Can Stoppard stay sober enough to find Leo’s killer before he or she kills again?

SEE HOW THEY RUN is a funny, droll comedy that fans of traditional English mysteries will enjoy. That said, it’s sometimes a little slow. However, Sam Rockwell is a kick as the world-weary lead inspector, and Saoirse (“Sur-sha”) Ronan is also fun as Constable Stalker. They have good chemistry together.

SEE HOW THEY RUN has moral worldview inherit in the main plot, which involves the uncovering of a murderer. However, it has some foul language and some allusions to an effeminate male character’s homosexuality. So, MOVIEGUIDE® advises caution for older children.

On a side note, the filmmakers have decided to do some woke casting. For example, the screenwriter is played by the great black actor from Britain, David Oyelowo, whose character is a bit effeminate. This is not annoying, but the filmmakers have turned Agatha Christie’s second husband into a black Englishman, when he was a very white, upper class Englishman. This kind of casting is just bizarre, an annoying example of left-wing revisionist history. Leftists and communists are known for their sickening attempts to change historical facts for ideological reasons.

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