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by Brooke Lindberg

Although I am no movie critic, my dad and I have seen a movie every Tuesday for as long as I can remember. So, obviously, this Tuesday we saw the movie “Confess, Fletch.” This movie was released on Sept. 16, 2022. “Confess, Fletch” is a part of a series that’s been around since 1985. The first movie is called “Fletch” and the second movie of the series is called “Fletch Lives” (1989). I had no prior knowledge that this movie was a part of a series, however, I did enjoy it and was able to follow along without any confusion. Usually, when watching a series, you’d be confused if you skipped right to the third movie. But, this series does not have a storyline.

The main character is played by Jon Hamm who helped produce the movie as well. Other members of the cast also included Lorenza Izoo, Anna Osceola, Ayden Mayeri and John Slattery. Hamm made the movie very witty while also being an investigative type of film. I never really knew what was going to happen next in this movie, which made it very interesting to watch everything unfold. This movie does make me want to watch the first two in the series and compare them. Knowing now that it took Hollywood 30 years to make another Fletch movie for the series, it intrigues me to find out how the other ones might be different and how they’re similar.

Fletch is a former journalist who is in a relationship with a woman named Angela (Lorenza Izzo) and she has some family drama. Her father realizes his famous art collection has gone missing and Angela wants Fletch to unfold all the mysteries behind who could have taken them and where they could be. Fletch goes to Boston to investigate more about the missing paintings. While there, he discovers a dead body in the house he’s staying in. Along the way, Fletch gets accused of being the murderer, while also trying to help the cops find who did it. He meets some interesting people who might be connected to the murder and connected to where Angela’s father’s paintings went. He has to be sneaky, basically invisible, and smooth with his word so the cops investigating this murder don’t notice he’s trying to investigate something else.

Hamm’s character, Fletch, has a way with words, which makes his behavior very charming and witty but also means he can get away with a lot more. Although he is the main character of this movie, he kind of blends into all the other characters in a way I’ve never seen before. I’m not sure if that’s just how Fletch is supposed to be perceived in the series but it did make for a twist that I did not expect coming. It’s almost like the director had too much going on in this movie to distract the audience from actually seeing what might happen at the end.

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