Watching a murder-mystery flick with an ending that actually comes as a genuine surprise is one of life’s greatest pleasures. Unfortunately, it is also one of life’s greatest rarities. The murder mystery has been a wildly popular genre since the olden days (see: the neverending catalog of Agatha Christie movies), and since then, their demand has never waned. Recently, movies like Gone Girl, Knives Out, and A Simple Favor have successfully satiated our detective needs. But sadly, for every hit, there are inevitably going to be a whole lot of misses.
So when a murder mystery comes along that makes you go “Ohhhhh!” at the final reveal, it’s something of a mini-miracle. Kim Farrant’s indulgent Netflix flick The Weekend Away is one of those miracles. The film follows best friends Beth (Leighton Meester) and Kat (Christina Wolfe) on a weekend girls’ trip in Croatia. The two are having a romp of a time until Beth wakes up to discover that Kate is nowhere to be found after a night of heavy drinking.
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