Review: 'When Phillip Met Missy'

Post by: Rick Ellis 28 April, 2021

72-year-old Phillip Snider wasn't one of the most-liked people in the group of older men and women who met for coffee every morning at the local Hartsville, Ohio McDonald's. But he was liked enough that when Roberta - his wife of 52 years - mysteriously died, local residents were reluctant to consider that Phillip might have been responsible for her death. Even though his initial description of her death just sounded insane.

According to Phillip, he took her to Memphis to see Graceland and she died while she was at the hotel. So he hailed down an ambulance, they pronounced her dead and took her body off to be cremated. Not surprisingly, Roberta's brother and her children were less convinced this was the complete story. And once the police became involved, they quickly began to suspect Phillip.

And while all of this was going on, Phillip struck up a friendship with Missy, a woman at least 20 years younger than Phillip. She had just moved to town and seemed unconcerned about the rumors floating around town about Phillip and his missing wife.

It's pretty funny to hear the range of reactions about Phillip's relationship with Missy from the men and women he had coffee with every morning. The reaction from all of the women was that the relationship was "hard to believe" and "kinda gross." The reaction from the men was along the lines of a chuckle and "more power to him."

As you might suspect, there is much more to the story and it's told through the typical true crime story interviews, but also with a large amount of surveillance video and audio. At some point about halfway into the documentary, you might be able to figure out the outlines of what is going on. But it's well worth sticking around to the end because there are some pretty crazy twists and turns along the way.

When Phillip Met Missy premiered Wednesday, April 28th, 2021 on Discovery+.

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