Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis – Movie Review
Director: Clark Richey
Writer: Clark Richey (Screenplay)
- John Schneider (Roe v. Wade)
- Evan Williams (Blonde)
- Sonny Marinelli (Rites of Spring)
- Amye Gousset (The Card Counter)
- Billy Slaughter (The Magnificent Seven)
Plot: Versions of Meriwether Lewis’s 1809 death at a remote wilderness inn are imagined by his friend Alexander Wilson during a tense encounter with the only witness to the famed explorer’s final night alive.
Runtime: 1 Hour 55 Minutes
There may be spoilers in the rest of the review
Story: Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis starts as Meriwether Lewis (Williams) arrives at the wilderness inn. Here, we see the different accounts of the events of what happened that night, as his good friend Alexander Wilson (Slaughter) searches for answers about his death.
The basic story is replayed over, with different reactions and theories about what caused the death of Meriwether. Each one points the fingers at a different potential suspect.
Verdict on Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis
Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis is a mystery that explores the potential outcomes of the death of Governor Meriwether Lewis. This story dives into different ideas, despite running through the events with different tones and reactions.
The idea makes things strange as we are just repeating the same story with a minor change each time. Nothing seems to be unlocking more of the truth, only exploring speculation. It doesn’t seem to work as well as it could, as nothing ends up moving the story forward, as there are no true answers to what happened.
The performances in the movie are strong with most having to play into a different angle for each section of the movie.
Final Thoughts – Mysterious Circumstance: The Death of Meriwether Lewis is an interesting idea, only it doesn’t feel as connected as possible.