Too Young to Die? (The True Stories Collection TV Movie)
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This was a made-for-TV film, so you know that it won't have amazing production values, which is OK. I'm not a big special-effects guy anyways. But there is one glaring flaw with this film, a flaw that you won't know just by watching: it is based upon an actual case, but the story was changed from that case so much that it loses its value.
I have nothing wrong with writers and directors taking liberties with a story. But sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction so why change it? But here, the original motivation for the film was to take a left-leaning stance on capital punishment I believe, trying to show that our system is flawed. Well, that would be fine, except for the fact that, if you read the real story, you will find out that the Attina Cannaday character - one of the convicted killers, played by Ms. Lewis - while sentenced to death, actually had her sentence commuted and she was free on parole a few years ago. I won't give anything away, but the movie ends quite differently.
Also, there were three perpetrators; not two, as the film portrays. Why did they change this fact? For dramatic effect? I'm not sure, but I don't believe that it was necessary to change this in the movie. And the gal who is a victim was treated, in real life, much worse that was portrayed here. Why was this changed? I think I know why, but I'll let you decide if you give it a viewing.
Almost a pass here, since they obviously changed the story for political gain. Now that would be a true crime.
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Not what you call a high quality movie. A story of an unfortunate young girl who hooked up with a sleeze after being kicked out of her home by her Mom after her stepdad starting... Read morePublished 4 days ago by Terry Williams
A decent performance by Pitt and Lewis but the story was a little over the top but perhaps I am applying today's standards of conduct on characters in a movie from the past.Published 13 days ago by Kay
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maybe in some way I can understand your feelings and I do feel for kids that are abused but that gives them no excuse at all to do the things that she has done. Do not let the sob story fool you, she was not a poor little girl controlled by everyone else. she made the decision regardless. The... Read More
May 12, 2007 by Dolly K | See all 5 posts