Television and movies nowadays can sometimes be sketchy. If you’re like me, you are always searching for family-friendly entertainment. One of my favorite things to do is to take the kids to see some action-packed fun on the big screen, so I was very excited to hear that the suspenseful New York City mystery and family comedy caper Ace the Case: Manhattan Mystery will hit theaters on August 26.
Created by writer, director, and producer Kevin Kaufman (The Perfect Murder, I Married a Mobster), Ace the Case: Manhattan Mystery tells the story of a real-life NYPD case in which a brave and resourceful kid puts herself in danger to solve a crime.
Check out the exciting trailer to get a sneak peek and get to know the multi-talented star of Ace the Case: Manhattan Mystery as Ripley Sobo sings and dances her heart out in the film’s inspiring and action-packed music video for “Aim High.”
According to the movie’s press release, kids and adults will both have plenty to enjoy while watching Ace the Case: Manhattan Mystery:
The movie revolves around 10-year-old Olivia Haden (Ripley Sobo), whose mother goes on a business trip for the weekend, leaving Olivia home alone with her 17-year-old brother Miles (Aaron Sauter). While walking her dog on their first night alone, Olivia witnesses a young woman being kidnapped on the empty New York City streets.
Olivia runs home and tells Miles, who doesn’t believe her. The next morning, she explains what happened to local cops, who also do not believe her. Only a cynical female detective named Dottie (Academy Award winner Susan Sarandon) listens to Olivia, but she too is skeptical.
Undaunted, Olivia bravely launches her own investigation, putting herself in numerous perilous situations. Olivia crisscrosses lower Manhattan in an exciting family-oriented thriller sure to delight viewers of all ages.
According to Kaufman, Ace the Case: Manhattan Mystery is “suspenseful, full of adventure, and something that the whole family can enjoy together.” He adds that “most importantly, the main character is a resourceful young girl.”