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A Deadly Adoption (2015)

TV-14 | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 20 June 2015
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A distanced couple decide to take in a seemingly innocent pregnant woman in hopes of adopting her unborn child. However, there is more to a book than its cover.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Robert Benson
Kristen Wiig ... Sarah Benson
Jessica Lowndes ... Bridgette Gibson
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... Sully Benson
Jake Weary ... Dwayne Tisdale
Erik Palladino ... Sheriff
Bryan Safi ... Charlie
Debra Christofferson ... Ellen Macy
Carolyn Hennesy ... Debby
Kellita Smith ... Officer Mason
Antonia Stout ... Julia
Mara Hall ... Coffee Lady
Matt Corboy ... Stan
Robert Gantzos ... Jerry
Cal Gibson ... Old Man
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Living in the small town of Storm Lake, married upper middle class couple Robert and Sarah Benson faced a life changing incident five years ago when a freak accident led to a then pregnant Sarah, an organic hobby farmer, losing the baby and not being able to conceive children anymore. Feeling guilty for not fixing their broken dock which caused the accident, Robert, an author of personal financial management self help books, took to the bottle, although he has now been sober for six months. Robert dotes on their only child, six year old Sully, and constantly worries about her diabetic condition. They are pursuing adoption as Sarah believes another child would bring a much needed balance into their lives, especially in getting Robert out of his funk. He has been in this state specifically since his last book tour, about which he does not remember much due to his drinking and hard partying. They believe they have finally found the perfect adoption mother in Bridgette Gibson, a young ... Written by Huggo

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The birth of a plan gone wrong.

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Drama | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When the Hollywood Reporter broke the news of this secretly filmed movie on April 1, 2015, they had to point out that this announcement wasn't an April Fool's joke, since it was considered to be highly unusual for comedic actor and actress Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig to appear in a movie for the Lifetime channel, known for their female-oriented programs. See more »

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Robert Benson: I just wish she wouldn't have acted so foolishly!
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The Point
24 July 2015 | by smerphSee all my reviews

There seems to be a lot of people struggling over 'the point' of this movie. Is it a spoof or is it just a regular cruddy Lifetime movie?

With a plot that is so tiresome that I'm not going to bother detailing it, I say it's undoubtedly the latter. This is no spoof and Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell are merely playing a standard Lifetime script totally straight. They're not winking at the audience and I'd be very surprised if this was written specifically for them. I imagine it was an off-the-peg script that was lying around in the Lifetime offices.

And *that* is the joke. That's why Wiig and Ferrell were keen on doing this. Everyone else involved was just doing their regular job, safe in the knowledge that the film would be seen by a far wider audience than their usual output because of the curiosity aspect. The currently awful rating on IMDb will be of no surprise to either star and I doubt either of them will be losing any sleep as it drops even further.

So... the point? To get lots of viewers. To give Wiig and Ferrell a bit of fun. To get people talking.

And they succeeded.

But should you watch this movie? No, because the joke isn't for anyone's amusement other than the two stars - and a joke that has to be explained is really no use to anyone.

This is a slightly dull movie that happens to star two A-list performers - and that's hardly unique.


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