Swept Under full movie review - Orchestrating Murder
After police investigators collect evidence, attractive Devin Kelley (as Morgan Sher) cleans up crime scenes. Possessing a strong stomach and gag reflex, Ms.
Kelly is able to mop up excessive human blood and squeegee splattered brains off windows. She cleans up well. Kelly is on the job when she meets likewise attractive homicide detective Aaron Ashmore (as Nick Hopewell). He also looks sexy in one of those neatly trimmed beards so popular in "Lifetime" TV movies today. He and she are mutually attracted, but Kelly has a hinted-at history of relationship problems. Due to her experience, Kelly is able to figure out how a bloody murder happened, by surveying the crime scene. She agrees to help Mr. Ashmore on his first case, but tells him no dating while they work together...
When the case turns out to be a serial killer, how long can they keep from playing hide the pistol?
For most of the first half, this is a very engaging movie. Director Michel Poulette works exceptionally well delivering the story, by Doug Barber and James Phillips; he manages his co-stars with skill. Obviously, Kelly and Ashmore have the kind of chemistry that could sustain a TV series, or more movies. The story wisely keeps them out of bed for a sustained period of time. This is the secret appeal of many screen team-ups (and buddy movies); after they do it, we're done. The second half of the unfortunately titled "Swept Under" aka "Maid for Murder" is interesting, but much less satisfying. The co-starring couple are shifted from murder mystery to near horror. To their credit, they and Mr. Poulette keep you interested through an uncomfortable tone shift and choppy ending.
***** Swept Under/Maid for Murder (12/6/2015) Michel Poulette ~ Devin Kelley, Aaron Ashmore, Stephen Bogaert, Brett Ryan