Plot: Police Chief Sanders (Jon Hamm) investigates the bizarre murders of two women with the same name and unravels a web of small-town lies. He meets and quickly falls for Rita (Tina Fey), a nosy neighbor who is eager to help solve the mystery.
Runtime: 1 Hour 39 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Maggie Moore(s) starts when police officers Jordan Sanders (Hamm) and Deputy Reddy (Mohammed) dive into the mystery of two murders. Both victims are named Maggie Moore and both their husbands Andy (Denham) and Jay (Stock) have shady pasts.
While we know who commits the murders, we follow the difficult challenge the officers face to solve the case. All the while Jordan gets involved in a new relationship with a neighbour of one of the victims Rita (Fey).
Verdict on Maggie Moore(s)
Maggie Moore(s) is a crime comedy following a police officer trying to solve the murder of two women with the same name. However, along the way a string of events reveals a bigger mystery going on, sending them down different paths searching for answers.
This is an entertaining comedy that is filled with twists and turns, despite us knowing the truth. It is more playing into how we can react to the police officers trying to solve the case too. Also showing how the people behind it believe they might be clear and deal with the consequences. While it has plenty of laughs, the mystery really isn’t there because we know the truth behind what happened. So, this means that even though the story offers plenty of twists of the police, if offers us nothing to guess along the lines of as the audience.
Final Thoughts – Maggie Moore(s) is an oddball crime comedy.