I believe I first heard of Knives Out after it left theaters last year. I was familiar with most of the cast, along with its director Rian Johnson who directed Star Wars: The Last Jedi. I saw it was on Amazon Prime, and I knew I needed to watch it before it left the service. I heard good things, and this had been the first movie in awhile that I was genuinely excited to see.
The film is about Harlan Drysdale, an aging but very successful author. Since he is quite old, he has quite the extended family. Though he would be lying if he said that he had a happy family. One day, he is found dead, apparently from suicide.
But suicide isn’t the idea that Benoit Blanc has about the situation. He is a talented detective who had been mysteriously hired to investigate Drysdale’s death as murder. His only innocent ally is Harlan’s nurse Marta Cabrera whom can’t lie without vomiting.
But if it was murder, then who did the deed? Harlan had a fortune to leave behind, and plenty of family drama to create dozens of motives. This mystery may never be solved, but Benoit Blanc is sure going to try to crack the case.
By the end of the movie, I was impressed yet a little disappointed with Knives Out. It’s a well written and directed movie, but I was expecting a bigger twist at the end. In a whodunit movie, I was expecting too much I suppose. But it is an extremely likable movie and I highly recommend anybody see it.