16 and Missing – LMN – 2 hours 0 minutes
Julia, once widowed and now married with 2 step-children, is trying everything to get her eldest and biological daughter, Abbey, to love her. Including buying her daughter a car on her 16th birthday. But nothing will make Abbey happy. She misses her father and resents her mother for getting re-married. After a huge fight, Abbey decides to runaway from home and meet with Gavin, a boy she has been talking to online for 2 years. By the next morning Julia, a former FBI agent, is leaving no stone un-turned to find daughter. But what will be uncovered about Julia, Abbey, and Gavin.
This movie is faster-paced than most lifetime movies. Do expect for the “old wives tale” to make you yell and/or laugh at the screen. Foreshadowing will make the end predictable. This is typical of a lifetime movie but the actors pull of the necessary emotions to make the film enjoyable. Abbey makes you annoyed with teens, you root for Julia, you love Daniel, and you fear Gavin. All emotions are checked. Don’t cancel your plans to watch, but if you have time … watch it … with your teen.
I give this 3.5 out of 5 stars
Smart and safe. I got you. I promise. – Abbey
I always think about you – Julia
Don’t ever let me hear you say you’re a bad mother again – Daniel