In “Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B and B Robbery,” two teen girls (Gabriella Pastore and Ja’ness Tate) drum up neighborhood drama when they begin investigating a robbery at a short-term rental property in their town.
The 85-minute whodunit, which will be released straight to video on July 14, has some high points, including the lead performances of Pastore and Tate, but it ultimately falls short due to an unnecessarily large cast and complex storyline.
Parents may want to screen the film, which does not have a rating, before watching it with their kids. It includes some mature language and topics, like marijuana use and infidelity, that feel out of place in a family film. Kids will find other adult subjects, like homeowner association infighting, simply boring.
“Hidden Orchard Mysteries: The Case of the Air B and B Robbery” probably isn’t worth a spot on your family’s watchlist, unless you’ve exhausted all other possibilities on Netflix and Disney+.