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Don't Wake Mommy (original title)
TV-14 | | Drama, Horror, Thriller | 3 January 2016 (USA)
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Molly is struggling with being a new mom, but after meeting Beth, things temporarily improve only to turn as Beth's dark intentions are brought to light.

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Chris Sivertson

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Chris Sivertson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sara Rue ... Beth
Ashley Bell ... Molly
Dean Geyer ... Brad
Denise Crosby ... Beth's Mother
Alex Essoe ... Susan
Harry Van Gorkum ... Dr. Bob Everett
Anjali Bhimani ... Dr. Maya
Reagan Pasternak ... Donna
Fiona Briggson Fiona Briggson ... Baby Robert
Hendrik Briggson Hendrik Briggson ... Baby Robert
Daisy Terrones Daisy Terrones ... Baby Ava
Olivia Terrones Olivia Terrones ... Baby Ava
Cheryl Bricker ... Tina Everett
Chelsea O'Toole ... Jan
Nicola Lambo ... Lucy
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Storyline

A married new mom Molly is struggling with leaving behind her career and now taking on the role of motherhood. She misses her former freedoms and is overwhelmed and at a breaking point. With her husband's urging she decides to reach out to a motherhood support group and meets Beth who seems to be a fellow sympathetic mom. But what are Beth's true intentions? Will Beth's dark past begin to show itself to Molly? Is Molly and her family safe?

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Be careful of the hand that rocks the cradle

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Drama | Horror | Thriller

Certificate:

TV-14
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 January 2016 (USA) See more »

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Don't Wake Mommy See more »

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D Yeah Films, Film Wealth See more »
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Stereo

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Color

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1.78 : 1
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When Brad confronts Molly in the bedroom (about her seeing her doctor) he yells, "How could you keep this from me?" but his mouth isn't moving. See more »

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Wake Up, Mommy!
16 January 2016 | by wes-connorsSee all my reviews

In the opening minutes, we meet overly perky brunette Sara Rue (as Beth). Obviously pregnant, the ex-nurse visits an older couple. The man wants to stay with his wife, leaving Ms. Rue to struggle as a single mother. Rue furiously grabs a kitchen knife and goes "Lifetime TV movie" psycho. We don't know if she's going to slash her wrists, kill the prospective father, or plunge the knife into her own fetus. You'll have to see for yourself. The action quickly switches to wrung-out blonde Ashley Bell (as Molly). A new mother, Ms. Bell may be suffering from postpartum depression. After conferring with her hunky Los Angeles fireman husband Dean Geyer (as Brad), Bell decides to join an Internet support group for new mothers...

Yep, Bell hooks up with perky mama Rue from the opening scene...

"Don't Wake Mommy" is a routine entry in the psycho mother genre. Many scenes work, but there are major problems as characters move too quickly in the editing room. It gets difficult in the second half. At times, it seems like parts of the story are missing. Once, after a commercial break insert, a fairly large chunk of story appears to be missing. Characters move around illogically. One of the final scenes is mind-boggling as it suggests a character has completed an impossible crawl. Alex Essoe (as Susan Baxter) does well in the predictable best friend role and Mads Heldtberg's music is a strength. Alas, writer-director Chris Sivertson may not have had enough time or support to turn in a more acceptable product.

*** Don't Wake Mommy (2015/11/09) Chris Sivertson ~ Ashley Bell, Sara Rue, Dean Geyer, Alex Essoe


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