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Movie Review: Death on the Nile

“Death on the Nile” is murder-mystery movie that follows the story of Hercule Poirot on an extravagant vacation on the Nile River. But his picture-perfect sojourn flies south when he is compelled to investigate the murder of a young heiress on her honeymoon.

You really can’t go wrong with a classic “whodunit” murder mystery movie. Every twist and turn had me on the edge of my seat. One second you think you got the murderer figured out, but then the table flips and leaves your mind scrambled.

The characters were very interesting and well-developed. They were all so different, but complemented each other well. Although it wasn’t a major part of the plot, I think its important to highlight the lesbian representation. Marie Van Schuyler and her nurse Ms. Bowers share a room together on the boat. This leads Poirot to suspect them as the culprits because they could have conspired together, making the string of murders much easier to complete as a duo. However, to prove their innocence they reveal to Poirot that they are lovers. It’s very subtle but it does more justice to lesbians than most Hollywood movies do.

Overall, the movie was very pleasant to watch and I would highly recommend it! I’ve also heard that the novel is even better so if you have the time I would suggest reading it. On a numerical scale I would rate this movie a 4.5/5.

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