|Table of Reviews|
Give Me My Baby – Review
Give Me My Baby – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Layla and Nate are a hard working married couple who want to have a baby. They have been trying for a while to get pregnant but with no luck. Layla decides to see a fertility specialist named Dr. Bianca Hartlin. Layla knows that Dr. Hartlin is one of the best, so she was ecstatic they got an appointment quickly. Dr. Hartlin assures them that pregnancy is possible with hormone treatments, egg implantation, and sperm deposits. Layla and Nate want to start right away. However with the possibility of pregnancy, Layla is very stressed. Layla’s stressed is trigged by her stepdaughter Allison (a college drop out and flake) coming back to live with them and landing a high profile, much needed client named Shannon. Layla tries to keep the peace at home while working with Shannon, but her mood swings go from calm to irate in 2 seconds. A chance run-in with her doctor gives them a moment to talk. Dr. Hartlin tells Layla she will be ok. Then a chance run in with Nate, ends with golf lessons. After the first set of lesson, Dr. Hartlin reveals that she and Nate once new each other and the two share a drink over old times. This drink may lead to the fall of Layla’s career, marriage, and motherhood.
This is a movie that will make you scream at the husband and wife for being so naïve. When your doctor walks into your home because the door is unlock, you do not say it’s ok. It’s not OK. You will sit and wonder how long it will take for them to get it. But Lifetimers, don’t give up on Allison. She will start as a spoiled, entitled brat but she will win you over. And not in the last 5 minutes, like most Lifetime movies. Also this movie has great resolution. No stone is left unturned and each character is given a real conclusion. Set your DVR and watch at your convenience.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
I love her and I think we’re gonna have a baby – Layla
Layla can’t do it by herself – Dr. Hartlin
But you’re old – Allison
Yeah well, beggars can’t be choosers – Nate
Ah, I’m not an idiot even if I play one on TV – shannon
Daughter for Sale – Review
Daughter for Sale – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Annalise is ready to start her new job, judge. However during a her promotion celebration, she has a fight with her daughter Carly. Carly decides that her mother’s home is unlivable, so she runs away. Since Carly has run away before, Annalise does not put much thought into it. But later, she gets a sneaking feeling there’s more going on when her daughter does not call or text her. She ask her ex Detective Derrick to help. He tells her he will look into it but to leave it alone. Then, she speaks to John, he runs a youth center for runaways. He offers to spread the word about her missing daughter and put up flyers. Now, what Annalise doesn’t know is her daughter was kidnapped. Carly is being sold to the highest bidder along with several other girls. Annalise must find Carly before she is shipped overseas.
This movie is ok. There is very little mystery because Carly’s kidnapper is exposed in the first 30 minutes. This is a “mom find her child at any cost” movie. Seeing the effect the search is having on her job makes it more realistic to the viewer. She is making excuses, not showing up, and stays home in a depression. The plot isn’t that original either. See this movie only if you need to kill 2 hours.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
She’s gonna take both of us down – Chelsea
I brought you on but we are not equal partners – John
I can’t believe its come to this – Annalise
Well we can’t pick and choose our genes – Donna
She’s probably discovering the joys of couch surfing – Derrick
Secrets of My Stepdaughter – Review
Secrets of My Stepdaughter – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Cindy and Greg are creating a sense of normal for their two daughter, Addy and Rachel. Rachel has only lived with them for 3 months after being abandoned by her drug addicted mother. With only a few visits over the years, Greg wants Rachel to feel love and accepted. After school and work, Rachel was suppose to call home and let her parents know she made it safely to Leslie’s (friend and co-worker) home. But that call never came. Cindy uses the Find My Phone app to locate Rachel’s location. She is surprised to see she it located her at work. Cindy goes to Rachel’s job to find a bloody scene with Leslie dead and Rachel beaten and tied. At the hospital, Detective Pam gets Rachel’s account of the night. Rachel says she and Leslie were attacked by 2 masked men wearing gloves. Everyone, including reporters, are there for Rachel, but as time goes on Detective Pam realizes the evidence doesn’t match Rachel’s account of the attack. Cindy allows Pam to question Rachel again, but the story falls apart. After seeing Rachel’s attitude change, Cindy starts to question what really happened. As the story unravels, so does Rachel.
Ok Lifetimers, you won’t believe this, we have a smart detective. Detective Pam sees through Rachel from the beginning. It doesn’t take too long for Cindy to notice something off about Rachel, but she is in a constant battle with Greg. He wants to protect his daughter since he feels he abandoned her in the past. So he will say or do anything to keep his daughter out of jail. This is a cautionary tell to parents. Children should get the punishment for their crime. This movie, inspired by a true story, will make you love the tantalizing evil ways of Rachel. This bad girl takes psycho to a new level. This movie is worth the watch, so get your tea and popcorn.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Nothing is really common for us – Cindy
I’ve never been there – Greg
I’m just so sorry. Leslie was my best friend, my only friend – Rachel
I thought we agreed to stop – Leslie
I got nothing else to say here – Aaron
I didn’t want anyone to thing badly about my Leslie – Tess
She’s different – Martha
You are old – Addy
You got receipts for those – Det. Pam
Cradle Swapping – Review
Cradle Swapping – Lifetime – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Ray and Alicia are overjoyed and anxiously waiting for the birth of their 1st child. Soon they have a healthy baby girl named Hannah. Ray follows his daughter to see her get footprinted, her hospital bracelet, and her picture taken. Finally, Alicia gets to see her baby, she thinks the baby looks pale, however, she brushes it off and revels in Hannah. As soon as Alicia and Ray get Hannah home, she won’t stop crying and won’t breastfeed. Alicia feels like a failure and doesn’t understand why Hannah won’t bond. Grandma Joan takes one look at the baby and doesn’t see a resemblance to either parent. At first, Alicia ignores her mother but later she has a sense of dread. They take Hannah to the hospital and realizes Hannah is going through withdrawals. Alicia has had problems in the past but was clean a year before she got pregnant. Doctors warn the couple that Hannah will get better but the long-term effects of NAS will not be seen until Hannah is a toddler. They go home and decide to pray for Hannah’s development, but Alicia still can’t shake the feeling that her mother was right. They take Hannah back to the hospital again to test the baby’s footprint. The doctor notices the footprint is different and orders a DNA test. The couple learns that Hannah is not their child and after looking at surveillance video, they see a man switched the babies. Furious, Ray and Alicia must work to find their child and find Hannah’s parents before their baby is lost forever.
Always listen to Grandma!!! Within 5 seconds of holding this baby, Grandma knew something was wrong. Even though she was silenced by her family, she stuck to her gut feeling. As Alicia doubts her mothering abilities, your heart breaks for her. So many parents doubt themselves because their babies cry a lot. You will instantly want to hug her through this rough period. Another plus, Ray is not the typical Lifetime husband. He doesn’t call his wife hysterical or say “leave it to the police” while she hunts for her missing child. Ray gets up and leads the charge. Not even a concussion nor a fractured skull could stop him. He supports his wife and will do anything to find his daughter. The bond between the couple is magnificent and strong. Also, it was great the swapped baby wasn’t forgotten as soon as the couple learned about the switch. They still considered that baby to be their daughter too. Now the only concern is what happened to Tony? Do you know?
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
Please don’t take her yet. No! – Mary
I feel like I’m doing something wrong – Alicia
Taking care of a baby is not easy. Your momma was a nightmare – Grandma Joan
Are you trying to tell me something – Ray
To fix the situation you created – Tony