Adam Sandler and Jennifer Aniston are back together for the first time in almost a decade with Murder Mystery, a fun, entertaining whodunit featuring great chemistry from Sandler and Aniston.
Nick and Aubrey Spitz (Sander and Aniston) are a relatively boring, struggling couple living in New York. Nick is a police officer who has failed the detective’s exam three times, yet tells Aubrey he passed, and is a bit of a cheapskate and Aubrey is a hairdresser who is obsessed with murder mystery content and has hopes that Nick will take her on a European vacation after he promised to do so on their wedding day fifteen years ago. Though barely being able to afford it, Nick books the trip and the two fly off to Europe. On their flight, Aubrey meets Charles Cavendish (Luke Evans), heir to a billion dollar fortune. Charles invites Nick and Aubrey to spend the week on his yacht, much to Nick’s dismay. The two meet a cast of characters including Cavendish’s ex-fiancée Suzi (Kutsuna Shiori), his cousin Tobey (David Williams), actress Grace Ballard (Gemma Arterton), Colonel Ulenga (John Kani), his bodyguard Sergei (Ólafur Darri Ólafsson), the Maharaja Vikram (Adeel Akhtar), race car driver Juan Carlos (Luis Gerardo Mendez), and Malcolm Quince (Terrance Stamp), owner of the boat and host of this little shindig. Quince announces that Suzi (his current fiancée, much to Cavendish’s displeasure) is the only one to make his will believing the others to be greedy and unworthy of his fortune. Before he can sign the will, the lights go out and when they come back on, Quince is found dead after being stabbed. Since nobody knows who committed the murder and Nick and Aubrey are the odd-men out, they are the prime suspects and must prove their innocence while also trying to and solve the case.