I haven’t written a movie review in a while. Well, it’s time for one. Today’s movie is Mystery Team. The movie is by the comedy group Derrick Comedy, which is notable for their online comedy shorts such as “Bro Rape”. The most well known member of the troupe is Donal Glover, who you may know as Troy Barnes on the fantastic NBC Comedy show Community.
The group, which features 3 actors a director and a producer, self produced the movie on a tight budge – something you can notice if you look for it while you watch the movie, but it doesn’t distract from the story. The basic premise is that three friends were young neighborhood detectives (think Encyclopedia Brown) and have never group out of solving mysteries involving which kid stuck their finger in a cooling pie. They are ridiculed by the town, but when the opportunity to solve an actual mystery – the murder of the parents of a young girl who is new in town, at least of them jumps on the chance to prove their worth to the town. The fact that the little girl’s older sister is played by Parks and Recreation‘s adorable Aubrey Plaza doesn’t dissuade them in the least bit.
Mystery Team is currently available on Netflix streaming, and I recommend giving it a watch. The movie rates a full five out of five on the rabbit turd scale of yore!
In the meanwhile watch the trailer (the G rated version, you can fin the R rated version if you’d like.):