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Did I Kill My Mother? – Review
Did I Kill My Mother? – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
After passing the LSAT, Natalie can’t wait to share the good news with her father. With a few joyful seconds, her world is turned upside down. Her father was found murder and police have no leads. After a year, Natalie decided law school was too much pressure and she staying home to party and drink. After a booze-soaked night, Natalie and her mother have a huge fight. Natalie decides to move out after she sleeps off her drinks. The next morning, Natalie walks downstairs to see he home ransacked and her mom’s body on the floor. With an argument, condensation, and noisy neighbors, Natalie will end up in handcuffs and wonder what she did that night.
As Shelby and Natalie sit in a bar, they go over the suspects. They even name themselves suspects. So it’s easy to see how the viewer will get tripped up. Now, understand this is a mystery with a small body count. If you are looking for the “friendly psycho” stories with a death every 15 minutes, this isn’t the movie for you. This is a murder mystery with several suspects and a twist at the end. Give it your full attention so you can keep up with every intense moment.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
Well that was fun – Shelby
The alcohol – Natalie
Mommy Be Mine – Review
Mommy Be Mine – LMN – 2 hours and 2 minutes
As Summer open the car door during a fight with her mom Lianne, she accidentally hits Cara with it. To make up for her mistake, Summer shows Cara around the school. Cara had to leave her old school after her mom passed away. Feeling some sympathy, Summer invite Cara to hang out at her home with her friends. They have a great time and Cara offers to tutor Summer in Spanish. Later, Summer asks Lianne if Cara could spend the night. This decision will leave Summer screaming for the hills.
It doesn’t take long for Cara to be crazy. Bit by bit you can see her slowly devolve and attach herself to the family. Although his hard to decide if she wants to be Summer’s sister, Lianne’s daughter, or both. At times it seems like Cara is trying to win Summer over. And other times, it feels like she is pushing Summer away. Experienced Liftimers will know how this movie will end and you are right. So watch when you have a chance but don’t cancel plans or open the wine.
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
I know right. Which it’s so weird, it feels like she’s been irritating the crap out of us forever – Tori
Maybe if you were home for once in your life – Summer
Ok well, I’ll text you – Cara
The Wrong Daughter – Review
The Wrong Daughter – Lifetime – 2 hours and 0 minutes
After a failed IVF treatment, Joseph will do anything to make his wife Kate smile. So he goes on the internet and finds the daughter she gave up for adoption 16 years ago. The young girl is named Danica and Kate is surprised to learn she was never adopted by the loving couple she left Danica to after giving birth. With 8 rough drafts, Kate finally messages Danica and in a few moments, Kate is shocked and elated to have Danica write back. Danica says she wants to see her too and has been looking forward to this day. Kate arranges to meet Danica at Kate’s new restaurant and get to know each other. However, Kate doesn’t know that Danica is really Samantha. Samantha is a volatile young woman with attachment issues that lies, cheats, steals, and kills to keep anyone in her life. And she has stolen the real Samantha’s laptop and pretends to be her to get a new mother. Now Samantha will happily be Danica to keep Kate in her life … and only Kate.
This thriller follows “The Wrong” movie series to a tee. With the unsuspecting loving parent, the nosey friend, and the crazily attached person, it’s easy to see where this movie is going. You sit and wonder how long it will take for Kate to see what her best friend Melissa realized from the moment she saw Samantha. Joseph and Kate make it all too easy for Samantha to weave herself into their lives. So its only fitting they end up with the wrong daughter. If you are a fan of “The Wrong” series, sit back and enjoy. Otherwise, this is background noise.
I give it 2.5 out of 5 stars
Break a leg – Samantha
Just stop. So now what – Joseph
I think I’m on draft eight – Kate
Darrow and Darrow: In The Key of Murder – Review
Darrow and Darrow: In The Key of Murder – HMM – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Miles and Claire decides to not “talk shop” for a week to focus on their relationship outside of the courtroom. This pact is broken on their first date when Miles’s sister Pheobe is arrested for killing her producer Terry. With gunshot residue on her hands, motive, and a witness to the murder via telephone call, it seems like Pheobe will be in jail for a long time. Even with all the evidence, Claire believes Pheobe didn’t commit the crime. Now Miles and Claire will be on the same side to free his sister and find the real killer.
As evidence starts mounting up, it’s hard for even the seasoned viewer to believe in Pheobe’s innocence. But with an unlikeable victim, it’s easy to see how anyone could have shot him. And that’s what gives the story its bark. Now to understand the reasoning behind the murder, you must pay full attention to the movie. It’ssuspensefull and keeps you hooked. Also, the subplots are strong and touching .
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
I swear if you do that, you’ll be sorry – Terry
It’s call mindfulness, you should try it so time – Claire
Oh, you poor thing. You think this is normal – Joanna
Not yet – Miles
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Web Cam Girls – Review
Web Cam Girls – Lifetime – 2 hours and 2 minutes
When Alex discovers her cousin is a webcam girl, she is horrified and concerned for Carolyn’s safety. She worries Carolyn will be hurt, stalked, and taken advantaged of by the men who pay to see her. Within 24 hours, Alex is right. Someone paid to see Carolyn in person; after saying no repeatedly, she finally gives in to the request. Carolyn is sprayed in the face and wakes up chained to a couch. Alex, realizing her cousin was missing, try to alert Carolyn’s parents, her mother, and the police that Carolyn is gone but they all give excuses for why she is missing. Sick of not getting any results, Alex decides to become a webcam girl and lure Carolyn’s attacker into her web. Can Alex save her cousin before its too late?
Be ready to be on the edge of your seat for this mystery/drama movie. Within moments of seeing Carolyn’s parents, you don’t wonder why she is a webcam girl. You wonder why she didn’t do it sooner. This movie displays how Carolyn was failed by the adults around her before and after her abduction. It’s Alex that rallies everyone to continue to fight and take the matter seriously. So sit back and enjoy this movie.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars
Nikki’s a stripper – Alex
Good afternoon Alexandria. I was starting to think I lost you – Mr. Darrs
I have been a very bad girl – Carolyn
The Wrong Man – Review
The Wrong Man – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
While getting reprimanded by her editor Jen, Kim gets news that her grandmother has died. Kim goes to her grandmother’s funeral and is saddened to see Fred’s, her grandfather, Alzheimer’s has gotten worse. Fred has no idea who she is but his nurse Joey does what he can to help. Joey tells Kim he is living in the guest house in the back of Fred’s home and he wants to continue working for him. Kim agrees even though Nick (Fred’s neighbor) warns her there is something wrong with Joey. By the end of the night, Kim and Joey are flirting, all while being watched. With a few moments of clarity, Kim will learn that Fred knows more about how his wife died and you won’t guess who is behind it. You are right and you are wrong.
This a ‘What Else Can Go Wrong’ type of movie. Just when Kim thinks she has a handle on things, the audience is given a glimpse of how she is truly lost. The levels of deceit are at an all-time high. You are left guessing until the end. But Kim has a real friend by her side to keep her on the right path. So have fun unraveling this movie and try to stay a step ahead.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
To be honest, I like it better. Less drama – Joey
Soul-sucking – Kim
And the bloom is off the rose – Jen
The Wrong Nanny – Review
The Wrong Nanny – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Blake finally got information on her biological mother Stella. Stella gave her up for adoption when she was born and Blake wants to see her. Blake discovers that Stella is looking for a nanny and applies for the position with fake references. When Blake gets the nanny position for Stella’s twin boys (Blake’s half-brothers), Blake keeps her identity a secret. She is happy playing the ‘god sent’ for Stella until she sees Stella acting as a mother to another teenage girl. When Blake facade cracks a cop will be down, children will be lost, and a shot will be taken.
Oh, this one is just too good. Watch it with the lights on and double check your nanny. You will jump and yelp doing certain parts of the movie. And watch until the end for an extra creepy moment. Any Lifetime movie that has a death within the first 2 minutes, has a great chance of being a watchable movie. And this one takes the cake. Seeing Blake go from sweet to ‘bat crap’ crazy is oddly satisfying. This is definitely one to watch, DVR, and keep.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars
Stella Armstrong’s not a stranger – Blake
This may sound crazy but do I know you from somewhere – Stella
I wish I could – Merideth
Remind me not to get on your bad side – Tanner
Psycho Brother-In-Law – Review
Psycho Brother-In-Law – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
With her husband Eric working long hours, Kate is starting to feel lonely and overlooked. She is supportive of Eric’s ambitions, she just misses her attentive husband. She is not sure what to do. One day Kate opens the door and sees David, her brother in law. She is stunned by his appearance but happy to see him. Eric, on the other hand, is not. The brothers have unresolved issues, so when Eric learns that Kate has asked David to stay, he is upset. The brothers attempt to patch things up for Kate’s sake. Soon, David is going on Kate and Eric’s date nights as Eric’s stand-in. The two are seen around town so often that people are wondering if they are having an affair. But when Kate and her daughter Laura start noticing David’s weird behavior, they wonder if he is truly dangerous.
Inspired by actual events, you can summarize what will happen just by the title. You know the brother-in-law will be crazy, it’s a matter of how much. You will find yourself wondering 3 things:
- When will David snap
- How many will be killed
- Is this really the end
This movie really doesn’t break any ground on Lifetime. While an Oscar-worthy performance isn’t required, it needs a good script in order to create a good movie. The script was subpar and the actors did their best. This movie can be skipped.
I give it 2 out of 5 stars
Why are you mad babe – Kate
You’re right. I’m sorry. You married a jerk – Eric
It’s a hella nice family you go there, man. You got it all – David
I shouldn’t have worn that stupid dress – Laura
Don’t do that – Ron
Deadly Exchange – Review
Deadly Exchange – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
To help her family cope with a huge loss, Sam is considering getting an exchange student. And Sam’s daughter Blake believes this is a great idea. Soon, Sam meets Chloe, a student from England. On her first day with the family, Chloe is having a major effect on Blake. Blake is dressing more risque, hanging out with a different group, ditching her boyfriend Jake, and joining the cheerleader team. The more Blake changes, the more Jake feels edge out. Then he makes his feelings for Chloe known to Blake and all of her new friends. He believes Chloe is a bad influence and Blake should walk away. The next morning Jake is dead in Sam’s pool. Jake’s mother suspects Chloe but the police suspect Blake. Now Sam must find the who and why to save her daughter’s freedom. But will Chloe allow it?
Watching Chloe slowly break down this family is a guilty pleasure. You see her set traps and plant ideas to drive wedges in relationships while bringing people closer to her. At times you will wonder why she is doing something or what she is doing. Once the answer is revealed, you will find yourself laughing at her clever plan. Now her reasons for going after this family is a bit far stretched but it’s still a great movie.
I give it 4 out of 5 stars
I’m sure things were great but do you think she was really living up to her full potential – Chloe
Get away from me – Jake
There’s nothing to talk about – Blake
And to think, I let you near my child – Sam
I don’t know how those got there – Scott
Fatherly Obsession – Review
Fatherly Obsession – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Alyssa has moved into her new apartment and the superintendent Robert his happy to help with all her needs. She starts to make friends in the building, working on her comedy routine, and even meets a guy. Everything is going well but she starts to get strange text messages and Robert has entered her home without her consent. Being a past stalking victim, Alyssa puts Robert on notice about her issues with privacy. He apologizes and smoothes things over, she accepts his apology. As the days go on, Alyssa learns Robert has been telling a lot of lies and she cuts him off. But when her friend says it was a misunderstanding, Alyssa agrees to meet with Robert. This is the worst mistake she will ever make.
Super creepy is the only way to describe this movie. Seeing that Robert’s infatuation with Alyssa isn’t sexual but fatherly is extremely unnerving. But it does shine a light on different forms of stalking. Some forms of stalking have little to no sexual component. Also, this movie kicks it up a notch by using virtual reality glasses. All movies have shown the killer looking at a monitor to stalk their victims but with the VR Glasses Robert can sit down next to her on the couch. It is just the right touch of creepy to make this movie exciting.
I give it 3.5 out of 5 stars
Don’t worried I would never go into your bedroom – Robert
Oh, that’s exactly what I’m gonna do – Helen
I thought we were taking it slow – Oliver
Would you like me to throw a drink in your face to make this completely ironic – Alyssa
Ex-Wife Killer – Review
Ex-Wife Killer – LMN – 2 hours and 0 minutes
Josie finally has her flower shop running smoothly and is considering expanding. She doesn’t know how she will do it until her ex-husband Michael walk into her store. She is uneasy about his unwelcome visit but agrees to have a work lunch with him. As a silent partner, Michael states he wants to franchise her business. She agrees but worries his wife will have an issue. Michael explains that he and Laura are separated and close to a divorce but she is not taking it well and attacked him. When Josie suggests calling the police, Michael won’t consider it. He believes she needs help, not handcuffs. However as the days go on Michael is poisoned, Laura is stalked, and someone is shot. For Josie, this will end with a bang, but not the one she thought.
With an opening scene of a crazy wife with a golf club, you can understand Michael’s unease with this his estranged wife Laura. This is how your roller coaster ride will start. And this is definitely a roller coaster in the best way. You go up and down while second-guessing yourself along the way. This confusion makes this movie a good watch even though the storyline isn’t the most original.
I give it 4.5 out of 5 stars
While I appreciate your optimism, people don’t change like that – Jose
Some old Josie, always worried about something – Michael
Honey, why would I settle for half when I can have it all – Laura
When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree – Review
When Calls the Heart: The Christmas Wishing Tree – Hallmark – 1 hour and 30 minutes
Jack has been away for 6 months and Elizabeth is missing him every second of the day; she teaches her students about a wishing tree. Each person puts a wish on the tree and another person tries to grant it. If the wish cannot be granted, then the tree’s magic powers will grant the wish. Rosemary and Abigail do everything the can to convince Elizabeth to put a wish on the tree. She believes it’s selfish to wish for Jack while he is doing important work. And like Elizabeth, the town will expose some pain while asking for a wish. Now Hope Valley will have to come together to help heal each other for the holiday season.
Based on the novel When Calls the Heart by Janette Oke, this movie is a great start to the new season. And you don’t have to be a “Heatie” to watch. You learn enough about each character to get you invested and watch the regular program. The standout is definitely Rosemary. She is a flower in a hurricane; beautiful and strong. But when her husband takes off time from the mill for the holidays, she meets her match. Watch this movie with the whole family.
I give it 5 out of 5 stars
Like your eggnog, this Christmas tree has an extra kick – Abigail
There’s no such thing as fine or tuning this group – Bill
Is it really that rough – Elizabeth
Depends. Am I the one star – rosemary
I really hope my name’s on that thing – Jack
Killer Assistant – Lifetime – 2 hours 2 minutes
Suzanne is the Managing Editor for Style Harmony Magazine, mother of a teen daughter, and wife to a musician. She seems to have it all but her anger issues have hindered her life. Because of her issues, Suzanne’s boss, Nora, decides to hire an assistant for her. David, Suzanne’s new assistant, seems to good to be true and others around the office can see it. When, Suzanne sees something that shocks her to her core, she has a one-night stand with David. Realizing her mistake, Suzanne offers to transfer David to another department, but he threatens to expose her. It’s not long before everything in Suzanne’s life starts to fall apart. How will she handle it? Can she handle it? Why is this happening?
This movie is not impressive. “Lifetimers” will see the typical plot twist and story lines a mile away. Brando Eaton does do an amazing job being creepy. He is very enjoyable to watch. Don’t be surprised if he is in another Lifetime movie soon. This movie is the typical background noise movie. Leave the wine sealed.
I give this 2 out of 5 stars
Fine, I don’t have to be in this house to see him – Calista
Remind me how I went this long without an assistant – Suzanne
And sex – David