#Backstabbed – Review

Backstabbed – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes


Shelby is finding her way in life; and she is on her way with a great home, good husband, but she just needs the right career.  During a real estate seminar, Shelby meets Paulette, a teacher and real estate agent.  After seeing promise in Shelby, Paulette decides to take her on as an intern.  In her first open house, Shelby has a scary run-in with Walter.  Paulette owes him $17,000 in a bad business deal and he is coming to collect.  And that is just the tip of the iceberg. Paulette is a conniving, trash talking temptress who will do anything to stay on top.  Although Grant, Shelby’s husband, tries to warn her that Paulette is no good, she continues to defend Paulette.  Will Shelby see Paulette for who she truly is or will Shelby become Paulette?

The crazy has hit the fan. It doesn’t take long for Paulette to show her true colors. However, it takes an extremely long amount of time for Shelby to catch on. Grant is what makes this movie different. He is not the dumb, out-of-touch husband we are accustom to seeing in Lifetime movies. He is quick to recognize the problem and point it out to Shelby. Shelby, however, will make you scream at the TV. On the other hand, she does start to redeem herself in the last 30 minutes. This is a good background noise movie, but don’t cancel plans to watch.

I give it 3 out of 5 stars

No one defines you, you defined them – Paulette

I am never, ever going to work for you again – Shelby

Don’t suck up and don’t make promises you can’t keep. It makes you look weak. – Paulette

You said no strings – Shelby
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