How would mystery shopping be portrayed in the movies? I believe it would be something like this.
Title: Seven years a MF Slave.
Storyline: Loosely based on the life of the shopper who was mysteriously murdered a few years ago.
Actor: Tom Hanks with a scruffy beard like he had in Cast Away.
A friend watched an Italian film he claims was about a hotel mystery shopper -- although the blurb calls her a "critic." I'll get around to seeing it one of these days as it is on Amazon Prime. [www.rottentomatoes.com]
Great movie, a product placement one for a certain hotel chain. It was amusing to see the shopper's questionnaire and report form on her computer. Definitely realistic in terms of MSing that caliber of hotel.
I have read some books in a mystery shopping series by Kate Harrison. I am sure someone will make a mystery shopping movie sometime. It will be as good as all the other cosy mysteries on TV.
Flower shop mysteries, Garage sale mysteries, etc. etc.