February 22, 2011 3 Comments
I haven’t been this disappointed since I watched the last episode of Lost.
The Lifetime network’s dramatization of the Amanda Knox trial had everything going for it…ripped from the headlines excitement, star power in the form of Hayden P and Marcia Gay, and Lifetime’s track record when it comes to making hilariously bad TV movies.
In case you’re not aware of the real story: Amanda Knox, an student from Seattle studying abroad in Italy, was accused and eventually convicted of the murder of her British roommate, which she allegedly committed in concert with her Italian boyfriend Raffaelle Sollecito and a drifter/drug peddler, Rudy Guede. There were international incidents galore, tons of gory details, and in the end, the young American college student was jailed for
life 26 years.
After the triumph that was “The Craigslist Killer,” which took a gruesome and sad event and made it into a piece of cheesy television, the Knox movie looked like it could be the best Lifetime movie yet. It was actually really bad — boring and depressing.
While I was watching the morose and convoluted narrative, I came up with a few ways this movie could have been better. Lifetime, before you make another true-crime movie, call me. I’ll get you back on track next time.