Amy and Scott, short on money and talent, hatch a desperate scheme to commit the perfect murder. As they toggle between colorful fantasies and hopeful delusions, the kids discover their ...
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Amy and Scott, short on money and talent, hatch a desperate scheme to commit the perfect murder. As they toggle between colorful fantasies and hopeful delusions, the kids discover their plot to commit murder most foul. The ineptitude of the adults is no match for the kids' covert operations, culminating in a hysterical comeuppance in the final scene. This uniquely entertaining family film is a treat for the eye, featuring a plethora of richly textured one-liners, clever malapropisms and wild costumes from the fantastical world of Writer's Cramp,Written by
This movie is both entertaining and funny. The plot switches back and forth from a husband and wife team writing a murder mystery to a set of parallel events that occur in their lives. Similar to movies in the 1930s, the pace of events quickens throughout the movie.
Performances by the actors are excellent. In particular, the two juvenile actors were quite strong.On the negative, the exposition of the plot at the beginning is a little quick and could have used a bit more structure to establish the convention being employed. Over time, the use of malaprops by one of the central characters, while very clever, becomes a little tedious and could have used some judicious editing.
The cinematography and production values are excellent and the movie is well crafted. On the whole, the movie is a terrific first effort and is highly recommended.
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