‘The Woman in the House…’ review: Mystery spoof poorly executed

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The Detroit News

It’s tough to pull off a good mystery, and even harder to pull off a great satire. “The Woman in the House Across the Street from the Girl in the Window” is never quite sure which one of those things it’s trying to be, so it winds up whiffing on both fronts. Kristen Bell is Anna Whitaker, a divorcee in idyllic suburbia whose daughter was murdered by a serial killer. That last bit is kinda-sorta played for laughs, which is indicative of the rocky terrain this dark comedy tries (and fails) to navigate. Anna’s days are now spent drinking comically large glasses of wine, which early on is meant as…

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