Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Pick the fake Lifetime movie: A quiz

One is fake; the rest are real (descriptions taken directly from Lifetime's Web site--no editing by me). No cheating.

About Sarah: Lifetime's sweetheart Kellie Martin plays a med student who suddenly must look after her mentally handicapped mom. She struggles to help her mother be self-sufficient, keep her aunt from butting in and hold onto her dreams of being a doctor. It's a very sweet story -- but expect this family to have some really dirty laundry that'll be exposed too.

A Killer Upstairs: When a rich businesswoman is murdered, all fingers point to Sandra's son Matthew. This overprotective mom sets out to prove her boy's innocence, but she begins to uncover evidence that links him to the crime. Against the odds, Sandra will risk life and limb to clear Matthew's name. Will she do it? Tune in and find out! Stars: Bruce Boxleitner and Tracy Nelson

Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear: Matt cheats on his wife, Ann, with their son's baby-sitter. When Ann discovers that the girl is pregnant, she secretly plots her death. Stars: Josie Bissett, Jason Beghe

Sex, Lies & Obsession: Based on a true story. A happily married mother of two sons seems to have the perfect life, but her world is shattered when she discovers that her husband is a sex addict. Stars: Lisa Rinna, Harry Hamlin

Sex, Love & Lies: Can a man and a woman ever just be friends? For this social circle, adding a little sex and romance into the mix throws their entire group out of whack. It all starts when a faithful hubby finds his wife in bed with their mutual pal -- who just so happens to be a she! Get ready for the laughs in this funny flick, which gives a whole new twist to the notion of "friends with benefits." Stars: John Stamos, Tara Reid, Annabeth Gish and Paulina Porizkova

Lies, Sex & Babysitters: When Joanie agrees to become the babysitter for heiress Rita Franklin, she has no idea how much trouble awaits. She overhears a plot between Rita and the gardener, Matty, to knock off Rita's ailing husband, Stephen, a sleazy Internet millionaire with ties to underage porn. Can Joanie prevent the murder from happening while saving her own cousin from a life of degradation? Stars: Alexis Bledel, Corbin Bernsen, Lisa Rinna and John Rhys-Davies

Small hint: I suspect one of the real ones wasn't a made-for-Lifetime flick but something it picked up.

Oh, and a confession: I've fallen into the habit of watching reruns of The Nanny on Lifetime while having breakfast, which is why I've become all too familiar with Lifetime movie promos. They're pretty amazing.

UPDATE: Punkinsmom is the winner. Your prize? My hearty congratulations.

Tipoffs? The casting of Gilmore Girls cast member Alexis Bledel, who was also in my last pick-the-fake-movie quiz (although I misspelled her name) and John Rhys-Davies, who only stars in bad Sci-Fi Channel movies.


fermicat said...

I give up. They all sound silly, and they all sound like Lifetime movies. Nice job!

Baby Monitor: Sound of Fear gets my vote for stupidest title. It amuses me to think about a movie with this title being discussed seriously be a roomful of studio executives.

M. Bouffant said...

About Sarah is my guess. The other blurbs are cliched, you must not have the official manual for that sort of thing.
I get my Lifetime watching Frasier reruns at midnight.

punkinsmom said...

This is why I don't have cable.
I'm gonna guess Sex Lies and Babysitters.