Samantha's Developing Murder
After her close friend passes away, Barbara Sommers (Patty McCormack - A Moving Romance) heads to the will reading with Samantha (Kellie Martin - Hidden in Silence) for company and ends up becoming hugely upset when it appears that someone is trying to cheat her out of half the business she owned. After kicking up a fuss and claiming that not only was her friend was murdered but that she can prove it also, Samantha drivers Barbara home. Shortly after Barbara is shot dead leading to Samantha to take it upon herself to get to the bottom of things much to the frustration of Chief Connors (Casey Sander - The Trail to Hope Rose). But when it turns out that Barbara was killed with a German gun from World War II the plot thickens.
It's the classic murder mystery set-up, a will reading with various people in attendance from the catty daughter to the emotional second wife and one of them turns out to be a greedy, cold blooded murderer, the question is; which one? Now whilst the usual is for one of the attendees to inherit the lot and then have to deal with threats to their life in "Mystery Woman: Snapshot" we get something different with a woman who believes she is being cheated out of her share of a business ending up dead with amateur sleuth Samantha in possession of a camera which may hold the key to solving the case. In truth whilst "Mystery Woman: Snapshot" is entertaining it is more because it is another "Mystery Woman" movie rather than because of the storyline being something special.
But what that means is that "Mystery Woman: Snapshot" ends up feeling like an episode almost on auto-pilot with everyone doing what they had done previously but not bringing anything new to this made for TV movie. As such Kellie Martin is lovely as Samantha and dogged in her sleuthing whilst Clarence Williams III is amusing in that semi laid back bookish way he played Philby. And I could go on because everyone plays there part in an okay manner but never anything more.
What this all boils down to is that if you are a fan of the "Mystery Woman" movies then "Mystery Woman: Snapshot" is likely to entertain but it doesn't have anything to make it any more memorable than any of the other movies in the series.
Tags: Mystery Woman Movies