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Mystery Woman: Snapshot (2005)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery | Thriller  -  28 January 2005 (USA)
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Amateur sleuth Samantha Kinsey's latest case has her trying to figure out who killed her best friend Barbara after she was left out of her family's will and every one of the family members become suspects.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Barbara Sommers
Robert Benson
Emily (as Yvonne DeLaRosa)
Charles Janasz ...
Herschel Sparber ...
Mayhem Man #1
Julie Araskog ...
Mayhem Woman #1
Bobbie Stamm ...
Mayhem Woman #2 (as Bobbi Stamm)


Samantha Kinsey, owner of the Mystery Woman bookstore, admits it's strange that her friend Barbara Sommers has been left out of her beloved brother's will. Not only that, the lawyer says Barbara signed over her half of the family business-something she swears she didn't do. Suspecting foul play, Barbara points a finger at her greedy relatives and claims that she has proof caught on film. Soon after, Barbara is brutally murdered. With the help of her friends, Philby and Cassandra, Samantha pulls out all the stops to reveal whodunit. But the case-one with clues stretching back to World War II-proves far more complex than she ever imagined. Written by Echo Bridge Home Entertainment

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When it comes to murder, a picture is worth a thousand words...


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28 January 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mystery Woman: Snapshot of Murder  »

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Samantha is told by her friend Cassie (who should know) that she can not see the will because it's not a public document. The very purpose of a will is to put an estate IN the public record, for all to see, so that claim-holders can see what is available to both heirs and creditors. The plot even has Samantha go so far as to commit a burglary of the attorney's office to steal a copy of the will. See more »


Followed by Mystery Woman: Redemption (2006) See more »

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OK for those used to the standards of daytime tvm mystery films but your average viewer will probably give it up as a bad job within an hour
11 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

A rich local businessman crashes his Bentley and dies. The man's sister (Barbara Summers) is in Samantha's book group and asks her to come along to the will reading for moral support. When the man's wife and daughter inherit the imaginatively titled Summer Corp, Barbara informs lawyer Robert Benson that she owned half and Avery half – however Benson is adamant that Barbara had signed away her half of the company when a previous venture was tied up. Samantha doesn't know quite what to believe when Barbara then starts throwing out conspiracy theories about Avery's last few hours but supports her anyway. When Barbara is then murdered, Sam decides to pick up on the mystery and work out what happened behind the two deaths.

The Mystery Woman series is a bit of an acquired taste and does require its target audience to be those used to the standards of tvm mystery series. A Hallmark presentation, this film does the basics as well as the series, which is to say that it isn't much cop but might just about do the job for those happy to settle for less on a lazy afternoon. The plot is interesting enough but it is delivered without much effort, undermining the mystery. It is hard to really pin this on one thing but clunky dialogue scenes that explain things for the viewer are one peeve while the constant "tinkly" music is annoying and reduces any tension in the telling. Director Brown does little to mark himself out and delivers the look and feel of the series – ie generic and safe.

The cast struggle with the unnatural dialogue and thus can't convince in the mystery as real people. Martin is cool but her lines are mostly heavy while the material also asks her to take illogical actions. Williams is stuck in a weird subplot regarding "Uncle Charlie" and has little to do other than float around the edges being all mysterious and ex-CIA or whatever. Siemaszko is constantly going somewhere with a latte in her hand and that is pretty much all her character is about. She is so-so but does little. The support cast is all very "red-herring" with a weird turn from Janasz as Charlie, a hyper McCormack as Barbara and Burke, Lively, Greenquist and others all drift round being secretive and slightly sinister.

Overall then a basic mystery film with basic tvm direction, a solid plot, clunky dialogue and so-so performances. Will just about do the business for those used to the standards of daytime tvm mystery films but your average viewer will probably give it up as a bad job within an hour. Fans of the series will be "pleased" to see the thread about the Mystery Woman book store's plumbing starting here to later be picked up in "Redemption" in 2006.

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