Brazen

“Brazen” is a 2022 Netflix original thriller/mystery starring Alyssa Milano (Charmed), Sam Page (Mad Men), Malachi Weir (The Naked Brothers Band), and Matthew Finlan (Grand Army).

A crime writer goes to visit her sister who she has a rocky relationship with. While there, she meets a detective who lives next door and quickly becomes a love interest. Her sister is murdered, and she finds out she was living a secret life, she teams up with the detective to catch her sister’s killer.

Sounds pretty good, right? That’s about all it has going for it. It’s very hallmark-esque. The dialogue is cheesy, the acting is cheesy, and the whole story line is cheesy. They wouldn’t let a crime writer whose sister was killed join on to find out who killed her sister. Which wouldn’t be a bad plot if they were able to sell it with solid acting. Then the love interest, they’ve only known each other a week, act like it’s a lifetime, which makes it kind of dumb. It just doesn’t work. On top of that it is lacking depth, oh by the way here’s the killer. Netflix has been knocking it out of the park as of late with their original movies, but this one is a swing and a miss. I give it a 3/10.

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