GONE (2011)

GONE (2011) 1



In the Lifetime Original Movie GONE, Amy’s (Molly Parker, Deadwood) 9-year-old daughter Emily is kidnapped and she receives a chilling call instructing her to kill a recently admitted patient in her hospital if she ever wants to see her daughter again. Haunted by a past assault that has emotionally scarred her, broken up her marriage, and now threatens the custody and safety of her daughter, Amy decides to disregard the kidnappers demands and find Emily on her own. Fighting past her traumatic memories, she races to rescue her child, along the way uncovering a larger plot that involves top city officials and corrupt cops who will stop at nothing to see that she and her family are destroyed. Will Amy succeed in finding her daughter and bringing the kidnappers to justice, or will the events of her past prove too much to overcome?



In this TV movie drama, a woman has her daughter nabbed by a creeper. A random phone call tells her to kill a hospital patient to get the kid back. But, why does this remind poor Molly Parker of her past? The film dwells on this bubbling melodrama for a bit, then decides to give us that Lifetime TV quality ending we all demanded. Fairly typical all around.

The DVD comes with no special features. But, you get adequate Dolby Surround audio and a flat transfer to compliment the film. If it was shown on Lifetime HD, I could only imagine the film looking better than this. But, you’ve got to realize that it was a TV-Movie shot on the cheap for Lifetime. One can only assume that it was a runaway production to Canada that usually gets churned out and dumped onto American television en masse. If you like that sort of thing, I’d recommend a rental.


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