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Mommy’s Little Angel – Review
Mommy’s Little Angel – Lifetime – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Katie has gone through so much in her short life. Her mom Shawna has an addiction to pills and her abusive father Darren spent 3 years in prison for beating Shawna. And late one night, Darren comes banging on their door looking for Katie. So Shawna leaves town to live with her cousin Nikki. In a few moments, Katie is in love with Nikki’s home but fears her mother will be a problem. However, that problem is short-lived when her mother apparently commits suicide. Katie quickly transitions to calling Nikki “mommy” and Nikki is happy to start adoption proceedings. Katie makes up her mind that Darren, Nikki’s new baby, nor Nikki’s husband Luke will stand in the way of being the only child in a happy family.
Nothing is creepier than a cute kid on a warpath. And what makes little Katie even creepier is that she knows she does bad things but wants to be good. Seeing what this sweet-faced girl is capable of will send a shiver up your spine. She will use a car, knife, and a flight of stairs to become a good girl. As everyone tries to warn Nikki, you want to yell at the screen. But don’t worry, it won’t take long for her to see Katie is a Problem Child to the 10th degree (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
I wanna live with Nikki forever. And no one can stop me – Katie
I just don’t think she’s comprehended it yet – Nikki
Where are they – Shawna
Mistress Hunter – Review
Mistress Hunter – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Jackie is getting small hints that her husband Carl is cheating. So, on a hunch, she follows him when he leaves work for an unscheduled lunch break. Jackie sees Carl arrive at a motel, kiss a woman, then go inside the room. She is heartbroken and furious. She goes straight to her friends to vent. While telling her story, her friend Valerie tells her about a sub-urban legend called the Mistress Hunter. Jackie is skeptical about hiring her but changes her mind after a fight with Carl. Jackie goes to a sketchy warehouse and meets the Mistress Hunter. Even though she hates the moniker, Hanna loves to make cheating spouses squirm. She offers Jackie 2 choices:
- Turn the cheating couple’s life into hell causing them to break up while collecting evidence for a divorce
- Break up the couple and push him back into Jackie’s arms
Jackie is only interested in option 1. Hanna tells Jackie that in order for their plan to work, she would need to help. Hanna doesn’t want to do anything illegal so she will need Jackie’s help. Otherwise, the two women will never see or speak to each other again. Everything seems to go as plan until 2 people turn up dead leaving Jackie the #1 suspect.
This is an incredible story. The Mistress Hunter is a private investigator on the warpath. It’s easy to see why someone in Jackie’s position would hire her. But when Jackie becomes a suspect, she starts suspecting Hanna. Figuring out the killer is a tough task for the viewer, even though the “why” becomes obvious. It’s this reviewer’s prediction that the Mistress Hunter will become the next Dr. Foster. Don’t miss this one.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
See, this is me engaging – Carl
Not feeling great – Jackie
Uh, I hate that name – Hanna
Tell him to go to hell – Valerie
Deadly Deeds: A Fixer Upper Mystery – Review
Deadly Deeds: A Fixer Upper Mystery – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Marie asked Shannon to help with a charity project. She wants to turn a large home into affordable apartments for low-income families. They hope that several families can use it to get back on their feet. Jim and his son Elliot is one of those families. They are happy to help Shannon and a handful of volunteers fix the home. As Shannon is handing out assignments, she hears the bank president Mr. Potter and Jim arguing. Soon, Shannon learns Mr. Potter hates the project because it doesn’t make enough money, he doesn’t want to give handouts, and he has foreclosed on most of the people volunteering. With no love loss, Shannon is still stunned to find Mr. Potter dead. While he was not the most liked guy, she has to find the killer. If she doesn’t, the project will be as dead as Mr. Potter. But can she handle the truth even when a friend becomes a suspect?
With an unlikable victim, there are countless suspects for Shannon to investigate. Your head will spin with possibilities. There are multiple, yet viable, misdirects in the storyline and a surprising killer. While the reason for the crime does fall flat, the investigation is solid and highly entertaining. Based on the Kate Carlisle book series, there is much more to explore and be entertained by in this film series (FTC Affiliate Disclaimer).
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
What I get in return is the satisfaction of helping people – Shannon
You’re making fun of me – Mac
I always thought Shawn was kinda cute – Jennifer
The kind of man that doesn’t rely on handouts – Mr. Potter
I thought you knew. Pretend I didn’t say that – Callie
Love, Once and Always – Review
Love, Once and Always – Hallmark – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Lucy has gotten good news and bad news in the same moment. Bad news: her great-aunt Grace died, leaving her a huge estate that she has cherished ever since she was a little girl. Good news: she is up for a promotion as Vice President of a museum in London. She heads back to the states to sign the paperwork to transfer the property. She is glad to be back but is jolted when she sees her ex Duncan is still living there. His family has been taking care of the property since he was a child. However, when he accompanies Lucy to the lawyer’s office, she is bewildered. The lawyer tells her that Grace left 50% of the property to each of them. She wanted them to come to a decision about the house’s future because she knew they both loved it. Lucy can’t wait to restore it back to its glory days. But Duncan can’t wait to turn it into a golf retreat. Lucy is disgusted at the idea of changing it but Duncan knows they can’t afford to fix it. These two need to make a decision before they lose everything, including each other.
With a strong, superb cast, this movie is funny in its own right. While it does follow the Hallmark format of ex-lovers forced to work together, their path differs because the whole neighborhood is at stake. The neighborhood knows the history of the home and their relationship. They will do everything to keep both running strong. Seeing them butt in is hilarious and worth the watch. DVR and watch on a rainy day.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
The follies of youth – Lucy
How can you be so blind to the bottom line – Duncan
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