Daughter for Sale (2017 Lifetime)

Daughter for Sale (2017 Lifetime)

Cast:  Emily RoseEmily TennantSamuel Patrick Chu

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

When sex traffickers kidnap a runaway teenager, her mother, a newly appointed judge, has to find and rescue her before they ship her overseas and sell her into sex slavery.

Thoughts

The movie begins with a man abducting a young blonde woman. It is a Lifetime movie, after all.

Annalise hosts a fancy surrey to woo influential community figures to nominate her judge. Her friend Donna and Detective Derek help her make small talk with the guests. John Gallant takes a particular interest in Annalise, especially when she learns that she is a single mother with a teen daughter. 

Speaking of teenage daughters, Carly runs away during the party to be with be her boyfriend, Mitch. It is the day before her birthday, and Carly has no plan. Mich tells her to go back home. She wanders the streets at night, and John spots her. He gives her his card and takes a picture of her sending it to his colleagues. The man and woman trick Carly and throw her in the trunk of her car. Carly screams for help, but even a police officer who pulls them over doesn’t hear her. Carly wakes up in a room with the girl kidnapped girl from the beginning of the movie. 

After a few days, Annalise uses her connections as a judge and Detective Derek to help find her daughter. She questions Mitch and doesn’t learn much. Annalise wants to go to the media with a reward offer, but Derek wants to keep a low profile. He is suspicious of John. Annalise is not and goes to him for help with releasing the story. 

The girls are dressed up and auctioned off online. Carly goes along with it, but her co captive girl freaks out and is killed. John shows Carly the media footage of her mother standing next to her to prove that they will never find her. Then he dumps the girl’s body. 

After a pep talk with herself, Annalise starts piecing things together. Detective Derek knew all along that John was a bad guy and sacrificed Annalise’s daughter to solve his case. She screams at him that she is a MOTHER and a JUDGE. Annalise grabs her gun and breaks into the warehouse to save her daughter with her friend Donna. They are some badass women, and I love it.

John takes Carly for a drop off to the man who purchased her. Annalise jumps out and shoots at the human trafficker. They drive off, leaving John and Annalise in a shootout. She shoots him at close range and kills him. Carly is reunited with her mother, and hey cry in each other’s arms as police sirens blare in the background.

Side Note

Minority Report: Donna, Mitch,

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Overall rating

🔪🔪 (2 Knives)

🍷🍷🍷 (3 glasses of wine required.)

*Photo Credit: © 2017 Lifetime

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