What Jennifer Did (2024)

What Jennifer Did (2024)

A bare minimum coverage of the Jennifer Pan case

5.5

Movie

United Kingdom
English
Crime, Documentary
2024
FEMALE DIRECTOR, JENNY POPPLEWELL
Alan Cooke, Bill Courtice, Deborah Gladding
87 min

TLDR

Just watch a good Youtube channel or read about it.

What it's about

The film dissects the interrogation tapes of Jennifer Pan, the suspect behind the orchestrated murder of her parents.

The take

This is your bare minimum, bog-standard Netflix true crime documentary covering the infamous Jennifer Pan case. The film focuses on Pan's interrogation tapes, with detectives walking us through their thought process at the time, providing evidence and chilling head nods in reaction to her statements. The value of the film is its micro dissection of the tapes, examining it minute by minute, even line by line, which is an interesting way to learn about the case for the first time. But it feels so banally straightforward without adding anything new or being more informative, that it feels like it was just made to dig up old bones and make a bloated made-for-Netflix docu.

What stands out

It's pretty cool to see detectives examining the footage in 3rd person.

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