Murder, Anyone? (2022) Movie Review


Murder, Anyone? – Movie Review

Director: James Cullen Bressack

Writer: Gordon Bressack (Screenplay)


  • Kristos Andrews (Battle for Pandora)
  • Galadriel Stineman (Until Dawn)
  • Maurice LaMarche (Futurama)
  • Charles M Howell IV
  • Carla Collins

Plot: Two playwrights, George and Charlie, are tasked with the challenge of creating the next “avant-garde, surrealistic, mind-bending neo-noir thriller”. As they write, the story comes to life in real-time. However, their own emotions and arguments also begin to manifest on film, creating sharp twists and turns that affect the entire movie. Filled with hilarity and chaos, Murder, Anyone? is a comedic play-within-a-play-within-a-movie that contemplates the complexities of language, art, theatre, film and more.

Runtime: 1 Hour 20 Minutes

There may be spoilers in the rest of the review

Story: Murder, Anyone? Starts as two playwrights George (LaMarche) and Charlie (Howell IV) are putting together their next play. The pair bring the characters to life, as we follow their writing process and creative changes.

Inside the play, we meet Bridgette (Stineman) and Cooper (Andrews) as they become the pawns in the writer’s hands. Each scene offers up a discussion about which direction the play should go.

Verdict on Murder, Anyone?

Murder Anyone? Is a comedy mystery taking us back behind the curtain to the creative process. It follows the two writers as they look to get their latest idea onto paper, leading to them trying to create twists and turns along the way. The pair discuss what they want to bring to the play and listen to both sides’ points of view.

This is a very clever comedy, that dives into the creative process. It shows us how characters and scenarios can be created and spiral out of control. Leading to a lot of fun as we see the different situations the characters find themselves in. throughout the process, we get wakey turns that don’t always make sense. Deep down, this seems to have a little dig at studio interference in movies and taking the writer and director’s creative visions away. It is a lot of fun and doesn’t hold back the laughs. The performances are strong too, with them needing to have the ability to do the ‘wink, wink, nudge nudge’ moments in the film.

Final Thoughts Murder, Anyone? Is a lot of fun and brings plenty of laughs.

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