Friday, November 3, 2023

A Deadly Invitation

Giving off strong Murder She Wrote vibes, Invitación a un Asesinato stars Regina Blandón as a famous true crime podcaster who her eccentric sister Olivia (Maribel Verdú) invites to a party along with several friends which will take place on her yacht and remote beach estate. In the kind of scene that only takes place in movies like this, Olivia provides motive for murder for all of her guests and when someone turns up dead Agatha (Blandón) will help a local police officer solve the crime.

Although the murder gets overcomplicated, watching Agatha solve the crime provides its share of fun, so much so that I wonder if any thought has been given to adapt the character for a series. Recently released on Netflix, I strongly recommend watching the film in Spanish with subtitles as the English dub is laughably bad in some sequences.

While very much a TV-movie of the week murder mystery that overcomplicates motives for multiple suspects, and the true motivation of the crime, fans of that genre will likely find enough here to enjoy themselves for the 92-minute mystery that thankfully doesn't overstay its welcome. I'd return to watch Agatha solve another crime.

  • Title: Invitación a un Asesinato
  • IMDb: link

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