What is this movie? What's happening? Why is this 25 year old woman allowed in the room with an 18-year-old, even if there was some outside influence? How did the blonde girl (sorry I was so distracted by how bad this movie was that I forgot her name) not realize that she was being manipulated? It all moved so fast, within DAYS Vanessa was like "hey go kill yo self lol" and she just didn't se anything wrong with that? And how did the dad not recognize his own daughter? If Vanessa is his daughter, I can't tell because I'm too confused? Also, why did that ONE SINGULAR doctor let Vanessa out of the psychiatric ward when she OBVIOUSLY was not well? I'm pretty sure one psychiatrist can't decide if a patient is released, it's a pretty big decision, but apparently not in Lifetime. And who is who's mom or dad? Is the schizo old woman with the terribly misspelled name Vanessa's dad's baby momma or not? Tell me the facts, don't go parading in the streets saying "sOwWy BaBy My BwAiN wAs SiCk I cOuLdN't Be YoUr MoMmY OwO" As I stated earlier, I'm not sure if the blonde's dad is Vanessa's dad or not. If he WERE to have an affair with good old Zoloft here, wouldn't that be incest because she's his grandma or aunt or something? Honestly, I'm just so confused I can't even understand the family tree. If you could even call it a family "tree" . More like a family neurotic tumbleweed on fire.
The gymnastics coach was so confusing? The blonde girl was her favorite until she developed CLINICAL DEPRESSION so she didn't... like her anymore? And instead of trying to help her through her MOTHER'S (honestly I'm not even sure about that. She could've been made in a test tube I'm too bewildered to know) death? She just threatened to kick her off the team?
Also I don't get the dad? Why did he send his fragile-as-glass daughter off to COLLEGE, a place full of unsupervised adults with full self-autonomy that have the perpetual maturity of teenagers, and expect nothing bad to come of it? He was SO SURPRISED when she started doing drugs. Dude, I know the rock you're living under is comfortable, but you'll have to come out sometime.
Besides how downright CONFUSING this movie is, it was too sad. I did not come here to watch this depressed motherless teenager be manipulated by a 40 year old woman with a face full of Botox and listen to said 40 year old woman sing guitar ballads terribly. I want a REAL Lifetime movie. I want infertile psycho killer women taking down adult man at the gigantic size of 5 feet and 90 pounds. Not a suicide prevention PSA made in 2008.
A Father's Nightmare
A Father's Nightmare
Lisa, a college freshman on a gymnastics scholarship, is surprised to find her new roommate is not a fellow gymnast, but Vanessa, an older, more experienced girl. As the new roommates bond, Vanessa becomes increasingly manipulative, playing Lisa against her teammates, undermining her confidence and making Lisa emotionally dependent on her. Though he's kept at a distance, Lisa's father Matt senses trouble, especially as Lisa's behaviour becomes more erratic after Vanessa introduces her to an expanding cocktail of "performance enhancing" prescription drugs. Stymied by the school's administration, Matt takes matters into his own hands, investigating Vanessa's identity. As Vanessa pushes Lisa to the brink of suicide after she faces a drug test and potential expulsion, Matt makes a shocking discovery and must confront a secret from his past in order to save his daughter.—Sepia Films
May 03, 2023 at 01:25 PM