Family Plot (1976)

Alfred Hitchcock directs Bruce Dern, Barbara Harris and William Devane in this comedy thriller where a dodgy psychic and her part-time detective lover look for an heir to a fortune who may prove a far nastier criminal.

Hitch’s last film is not his best but it has a goofball charm. Almost as if the Master decided to direct a Disney live action adventure and bumped off the kids before the studio logo appears. Some sections work better than others, it is a very laborious yet loose narrative. If Dern and Harris are sleuthing, conning or bickering than don’t go make a cuppa. Their chemistry is palpable and Harris is particularly delightful – full stop. Lower your expectations and enjoy a pleasant afternoon romp.


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