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Abducted: The Carlina White Story [DVD]

4.5 out of 5 stars 192 customer reviews

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Keke Palmer, Aunjanue Ellis, and Sherri Shepherd star in this Lifetime Original Movie, based on a true story. Carlina White (Palmer) was abducted as an infant by Ann Pettway (Ellis) from a New York hospital and later solved her own kidnapping and was reunited with her biological parents 23 years later. In August of 1987, new parents Joy White (Shepherd) and Carl Tyson (Roger Cross) took their 19-day-old daughter Carlina to Harlem Hospital in New York with a high fever. Ann Pettway, who had suffered a series of miscarriages and was desperate for a child of her own, posed as a hospital nurse and walked out of the hospital with Carlina hidden from view. While Joy and Carl desperately searched for their daughter over the years, Pettway was raising Carlina in Bridgeport, Connecticut - a mere 45 miles from New York City. As Carlina grew older she began to suspect Pettway was not her birth mother and launched her own investigation.

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  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated:
    NR
    Not Rated
  • Studio: Lionsgate
  • DVD Release Date: March 5, 2013
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (192 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00ARWWSI8
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #20,093 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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By K. Harris HALL OF FAMETOP 100 REVIEWER on February 15, 2013
Format: DVD
I can, and have been, critical of Lifetime made-for-TV movies for ripping "based on actual events" cases from the headlines and turning them into rather lurid fodder for fictionalized dramatic recreations. It is one of their go-to genres. Sometimes you don't need all the sensationalistic melodrama when the tale itself is both compelling and fascinating. And in the simplicity of its presentation, "Abducted: The Carlina White Story" is one of the network's more heartfelt entries into this overstuffed format. Level-headed and real, this accounting benefits from an understated tone and (at least) one truly dynamic performance. While the screenplay sometimes takes some major shortcuts which sacrifice significant parts of the actual story, it is still one of the better efforts from Lifetime that I've seen in quite some time. And, in all candor, it is a film that I had almost no interest in seeing! Well, I'm glad I didn't listen to myself. What do I know anyway?

"Abducted" tells the story of a girl who was stolen from the hospital shortly after her birth. As the parents pursue any lead, the case makes headlines that only intensify when they also seek to hold the hospital legally responsible. As they come to terms with the difficulties of losing their daughter, the abductor proceeds to raise the child for the next two decades! The case once again made headlines when Carlina White, as an adult, began to unravel the secret and seek out her real family. She is placed in an untenable position. Should she embrace the family she has never known? And if so, does that mean she has to cut ties with her entire existence. It's a knotty dilemma, handled reasonably well in the hands of director Vondie Curtis-Hall.
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1st time I saw this movie on Lifetime, I immediately looked for it on dvd but discovered that it was not available until March 5th so I am patiently waiting for the release date! Abducted: The Carlina White Story was one of the best movies that Keke Palmer starred in. It is great the real Carlina White found her way home to her real family and even made space for the only family that she knew. A very touching movie, you may laugh, cry, and even cheer on the characters.
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This movie was really good, the actors did a really great job. I remember this story when it happened it was so sad. The movie really gives you a more in depth look at both sides of the story. I would watch it again.
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I can, and have been, critical of Lifetime made-for-TV movies for ripping "based on actual events" cases from the headlines and turning them into rather lurid fodder for fictionalized dramatic recreations. It is one of their go-to genres. Sometimes you don't need all the sensationalistic melodrama when the tale itself is both compelling and fascinating. And in the simplicity of its presentation, "Abducted: The Carlina White Story" is one of the network's more heartfelt entries into this overstuffed format. Level-headed and real, this accounting benefits from an understated tone and (at least) one truly dynamic performance. While the screenplay sometimes takes some major shortcuts which sacrifice significant parts of the actual story, it is still one of the better efforts from Lifetime that I've seen in quite some time. And, in all candor, it is a film that I had almost no interest in seeing! Well, I'm glad I didn't listen to myself. What do I know anyway?

"Abducted" tells the story of a girl who was stolen from the hospital shortly after her birth. As the parents pursue any lead, the case makes headlines that only intensify when they also seek to hold the hospital legally responsible. As they come to terms with the difficulties of losing their daughter, the abductor proceeds to raise the child for the next two decades! The case once again made headlines when Carlina White, as an adult, began to unravel the secret and seek out her real family. She is placed in an untenable position. Should she embrace the family she has never known? And if so, does that mean she has to cut ties with her entire existence. It's a knotty dilemma, handled reasonably well in the hands of director Vondie Curtis-Hall.
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The story felt rushed, but I thought Aunjanue Ellis did a great job with her role as the woman who stole the baby, "Carlina White" from her new parents. I continued to watched the movie for her performance which showed depth and will check out her other work. She is currently in the new James Brown movie (I haven't seen it yet). Her work in "The Help" as one of the help who is arrested for stealing a ring from her employer and as the featured vocalist as a "Raelette" in the movie "Ray" shows her to be a credible actor. She appears to be up-and-coming and I look forward to seeing her work.
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What an wesome movie, can't wait to get it on dvd. Acting is also incredible. Sherrie Sheppard at her best.
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5-STARS to the performers, the director and the script. A QUALITY PRODUCT altogether.

SHE HAD THREE MISCARRIAGES...SO SHE DECIDED TO TAKE ANOTHER WOMAN'S CHILD....someone very close to me told me many times that she wanted to have a baby to have somebody to love her. Her mother told her that was a WRONG reason to have a baby. There is no guarantee that your children will love you. BUT STILL, this young girl said that growing up and never said different. She continue to say that she wanted a baby because she wanted someboody to love her. NOTICE, ''not love her back'', like she would love the baby..., but the baby would love her and she would then be loved. Her mother told her that the baby learns to love from its mother and father. So she would have to love the baby for years and years before the baby would learn to love her. Her mother told her that love comes from within. If you don't feel loved... begin with loving yourself. Not selfishlessly but esteemingly. Then share your ability to love with others in your lifetime: your husband, your kids, your siblings, your parents,cousins. She has worked hard on that but you see she just can't get there: she suffers from morbid obesity--that's generally unloved in America. She never had a baby, now near fifty. No doubt she blames her mother for that even though she lived independently for all of her adult life. But her mother would not agree to be her co-parent. She is not large these last years (for the last almost 20 years) but all the ''scarring'' is still there. STILL, I don't see the pain she suffers warrants taking somebody else's child expecting it to love her.
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