Judging from the sticker attached to the VHS jacket, it looks as though this particular copy of Manhattan Murder Mystery spent some time in Nova Scotia. Public library, perhaps?
Synopsis: Neurotic whiner and bored-but-batshit-crazy domestic goddess initiate World’s most incompetent murder investigation.
Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “Woody Allen and Diane Keaton re-unite in this madcap mystery hailed as Allen’s funniest film since ANNIE HALL. Keaton stars as Carol Lipton, a bored Manhattan housewife who becomes convinced that her next-door neighbour has committed a murder. When her sceptical husband Larry (Allen) rejects the idea, Carol turns to a flirtatious friend (Alan Alda) to help her search for clues.”
What Did I Learn?: It’s not that difficult to barge unannounced into somebody’s home if you’re carrying a tray of pastries.
You Might Like This Movie If: You love the idea of solving a murder mystery with all of your friends.
Really?: It seemed awfully convenient when Carol glances out the window and gets a good look at the supposed victim riding on a cross-town bus. Even better, the bus is only three blocks away from the end of its route.
Rating: Manhattan Murder Mystery is a funny, charming, and well-written film. Larry and Carol are flawed-yet-believable characters who don’t really know what they doing as they start snooping into matters they should best leave alone. 9/10 stars.