Tuesday, August 20, 2013
Abducted: The Carlina White Story
- Sherri Shepherd, Aunjanue Ellis, Keke Palmer, Heather-Claire Nortey
- A woman learns she was abducted at birth and raised by a stranger and struggles with her identity after meeting her biological parents.
Based on a true story - admittedly my favorite kind of movie! This one is really, really good! An emotional roller coaster for sure!
Baby girl Carlina is stolen from a hospital in Harlem, and is raised by the abductor and her family. It is not until she becomes pregnant with her own child that she stumbles upon some information, forcing her to confront her 'mother' - at which point she learns that the woman who raised her is in fact not her mother.
Launching her own search for the truth, Carlina finds baby pictures of herself on a missing children's website, and the reunion with her biological parents ultimately follows.
Becoming a human rope in a tug-of-war between her new life in New York - and her old life in Atlanta, the real turmoil begins for this young girl, as she is sought by the media, all the while knowing that the woman who raised her is on trial for kidnapping.
Sherri Shepherd, who plays Carlina's biological mother is magnificent in this movie. I always love Sherri, but I have to say that I 'felt' her in this story. I believed her in her role as Joy White.
This Lifetime movie is another hit and I strongly recommend it.
I am giving this movie 4 boxes of popcorn!