Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s

DVD Release: December 7, 2018
Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s
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Synopsis

A beautiful young spy moves back to her rural home and solves mysteries with the help of her home-schooled childhood friends.

Dove Review

Bethany doesn’t have more official secret agent backup for this mystery. But the villains better watch out. Bethany’s got an education.

“Where’d you learn to fight like that?” the bad guy asks.

“I was homeschooled,” Bethany replies.

“What?”

“My physical education included baling hay, and studying Shaolin Kung Fu.”

The exchange shows much of the fun, slightly odd vibe of Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s. It also indicates where it may be limiting itself.

With some smugness shrugged away, its attitude is “Yeah, we’re homeschooled. Yeah, we’re swell.” The characters, the situations, even the banjo music in the credits, can have potential to entertain. Yet, although we hear much about things, it would be a different film if we saw more of the homeschool Shaolin Kung Fu training, and didn’t simply limit the idea to a line. Just cut some of the lines, and it could fly further. It has nice asides, like a hedgehog in a mug, and some fun references; yet, would have been stronger if its significant components were visualized more.

Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s sets up for the next story. This one is fun, but will the next one accomplish more with the potential it has? That is a mystery that could be worth investigating.

There is murder, some violence, and more. There is also drinking, which is not continuous, but is an aspect worth being aware of. But for viewers ready for its content, Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s is Dove-Approved for Ages 12+.

The Dove Take:

Mount Hideaway Mysteries: Exes and Oh No’s teeters on a fence between entertaining and wordy, with fun characters, mystery, and good regard for homeschooling.

Content Description

Faith: A church and a church food pantry; crosses; artwork depiction of Jesus
Integrity: Characters have integrity.
Sex: A hug; holding hands; mention of liking to look at someone; characters on a potential date; some mild dialogue.
Language: “Oh my gosh”; 2-“Oh my goodness”; “What the heck”; “It’s the devil”; “jerk”; “You old bat”; “stupid," “drop dead,” “Idiot”; name-calling
Violence: A dead body is found; talk regarding different things including a “terrorist attack,” an explosion, a murder and there being no blood, death, “heavily armed men”; threats to shoot people, and “burn this place to the ground”; a gun is aimed at people; a character is poisoned with cyanide and dies, and we hear them choking and coughing; burying a body; a fight with a head butt
Drugs: There is more alcohol/drinking than some may expect; characters drink wine; a character pours, apparently, alcohol into his coffee; “cheap whiskey”; mention of “drinking," “hard cider,” and also a “wine festival”
Nudity: Shortish dress; lowish cut top; form-fittingish outfit
Other: Talk regarding criminal things, things that are “against regulations”; characters argue; some talk about heavy and/or negative things; talk about regret; talk of dead people; some rough relationships; suspicion of blackmail; a character is a squatter; a character steals; two characters are divorced and say some mean things to each other; a character says “threw up” regarding someone’s clothes; “playing online poker”; “gambling”; a character says, “I don’t know what I believe”; “shoveling cow dung"

Info

Company: Maverick Active Holdings, Inc.
Director: Brett Monk
Genre: Mystery
Runtime: 103 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Starring: Mikayla Leybovich, Stacey Bradshaw, Trevor Stevie Ray Ontiveros
Reviewer: John P.