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Betrayed at 17
A mother vows to get justice when her daughter's life is destroyed by a sex video that goes viral.
A late night rewatch so I could justify logging it into Letterboxd. Betrayed at 17 (another fine film in the Doug Campbell "17" serieso of TV movies) tackles multiple important issues like slut shaming, revenge porn, teen sex and suburban parental investigative work (wait, what?) with all the subtlety of doing dental work with a jackhammer. I expect nothing less from Doug, though. I have seen enough of his films that feel comfortable with just calling him Doug, I think. This one isn't as much fun as his other films, simply because the incident driving the plot (a sweet girl who dies after learning someone passed around a video of her losing her virginity) isn't remotely funny. I still had fun with it, because the main villain of the piece becomes increasingly irrational and violent as the story progresses. That opening act just really casts a pall over the whole thing, though.
This is one of my movie that i like on lifetime.
All I could think about during the last act: mothers who are taller than their adult sons.
Talk about REVELATION! A dynamic both intriguing in film and life. Why did it take this long and this movie to open my eyes to this phenomenon? Seriously, I can't stress how fascinating this is to me. Just think about it, visualize it... it's mind-blowing shit.
I feel like I was betrayed by this movie.
Wife review: great acting from the teenage actors;less so from the adults. Great storyline that points out how vulnerable our young people are.
Borrowing from an idea of a challenge on the Unofficial iCheckMovies Forum. I'm going to keep track of every movie…