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MURDER MYSTERY 3

Adam Sandler stepped out of his comfort zone over the last few years, finding creative success with Noah Baumbach’s “The Meyerowitz Stories” and the charmingly silly “The Week Of.” The actor is back in vacation mode with “Murder Mystery,” which returns Sandler to the comforts of glorious locations and minimal screenwriting, reteaming him with his “Just Go with It” co-star, Jennifer Aniston, for what should be recycling of “Clue” on a yacht. However, writer James Vanderbilt (“The Amazing Spider-Man 2,” “Independence Day: Resurgence”) wants a little more than a simple situation of close-quarters murder, taking the whodunit to Monaco, which permits the cast to romp around in luxury settings, trying to make the funny happen. “Murder Mystery” doesn’t have many laughs, but there’s energy that carries the viewing experience, giving Sandler and Aniston enough panicky situations to work over with their charisma. It’s not the slam-dunk project it initially appears to be, but it’s intermittently entertaining. Read the rest at Blu-ray.com

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