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Mr. Monk’s Last Case: A Monk Movie

By Melissa Camacho, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Fun mystery series sequel has some melancholy moments.

TV Peacock Drama 2023
Mr. Monk's Last Case poster: Monk pulls a face mask out of his jacket pocket.

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Monk fans will feel nostalgic as an older Adrian Monk (Tony Shalhoub) finds himself using his smarts to solve a case while doing his best to function in a world he isn't completely comfortable navigating. Mr. Monk's Last Case features the return of some of the original cast members, including Natalie Teeger (Traylor Howard), Randy Disher (Jason Gray-Stanford), Leland Stottlemeyer (Ted Levine), and, of course, his therapist, Dr. Bell (Hector Elizondo). Their presence helps create a comfortable sense of the familiar while delivering the franchise's trademark humor. It's fun, but Mr. Monk's Last Case also contains a fair share of sad moments thanks to Molly's horrific loss and Monk's inability to cope with his own grief and loneliness, the latter which motivates him to plan to end his own life and join his late wife Trudy (Melora Hardin). Ultimately, the sequel manages to deliver a strong message of hope, and those who enjoy the original series will find it entertaining (if not as upbeat).

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