Christopher Plummer is dead. An apparent suicide. His greedy family (Jamie Lee Curtis, Toni Collette, Chris Evans, Michael Shannon, Katherine Langford, Don Johnson) await their inheritance. Inspector Daniel Craig is hired to assist police officer Lakeith Stanfield, and nurse Ana de Armas may know more than she lets on. The game is afoot!
A whodunnit is only as good as its suspects, and did you read that list of names I just listed?! Each of them are at the top of their game and greatly enjoying the game they’re playing. The characters are deliciously over the top and insane. If anything, my nitpick is that there’s so many of them, you don’t get a satisfactory amount of time with each individually. But it leaves us a bigger question than whodunnit: who was going to chew the most scenery? No matter the answer, everybody wins!
But what I loved even more than the cast? The humor. The jokes were very smart and unexpected, each carefully laid out amidsts the intricate web of clues. I found myself laughing very loudly, gripping my giant popcorn (free upgrade!) like a teddy bear. And those clues were very well thought out. I didn’t pick up on all of them, but I did find enough to buy the reveal without it having been given away.
Sure, there are things I could nitpick. Looking back afterwards, I saw flaws just like any other film. I don’t care though. I had so much fun watching it, and that’s all that matters. I replayed the mystery in my head all night until I went to sleep. And I’m looking forward to replaying it again for real. Even if I’ll know the ending, I feel like it’ll be completely rewatchable
Knives Out – \m/ \m/ \m/ \m/