Mommy’s Little Boy (2017 Lifetime)

Mommy’s Little Boy (2017 Lifetime)

Cast: Bree WilliamsonPeter DaCunhaPaul Popowich 

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

When ten-year-old Eric’s older brother Max drowns, Eric’s mother Briana, takes the death of her favorite son, especially hard and spirals into a dark depression. Eric, already haunted guilt over not saving Max and desperate for attention, begins spending time with the family of his baseball coach Michael. When, in a drunken rage, Briana commits a fatal crime, she decides to take Eric and hit the road. Discovering he’s about to be ripped away from his surrogate family, Eric takes a stand against his mother and enlists the help of the person he trusts most–Michael. Bree Williamson, Peter DaCunha, Paul Popowich star. (2017)

Thoughts

Two brothers are riding bikes and find a stray dog. Max is a psycho and almost drills the dog with a power drill. Eric stops his brother and tells his mother, Briana. Briana is trashy and sides with Max. She sends them to play in the pool and talks to a nosey neighbor rudely. Max dives into the pool and hits his head on the bottom and drowns while she is distracted. Eric neglects to alert his mother intentionally and isn’t sad his brother has died.

The death of her son drives Briana to drink more. Eric is left to raise himself and bonds with a baseball coach named Michael in the park. Eric comes home from the park to find his mother in a drunken argument with the nosey neighbor. Barbara wants to help take care of Eric because Briana is unfit. Enraged, Briana hits the woman with a frying pan. Eric is shocked, but Briana forces him to help move the body. When Barbara wakes up, Briana beats her with the frying pan again. They bury the body in the woods and promise never to tell anyone. 

The dead brother aunts Eric. Hi is understandably traumatized from all the murder he was done/witnessed. His only escape is playing baseball with his new friend from the park. The coach brings Eric home and meets Briana. She is unimpressed with coach Michael. (Especially when Michael and his wife Sherry invites Eric on a family outing.)

The body is found in the woods, and Briana starts to worry. She finds solace with a hunky man and plans to disappear in an RV.

Eric loves spending time with the family and wants to live with them full time. Coach Michael asks if anything is going on at home that would make him not want to live there. Eric can’t come clean and sadly goes back to his life with Briana. Michael starts to look into Briana and begins to realize that she is an unfit mother. He invites Eric over for a backyard camping sleepover. Eric overshares at ghost storytime. He is telling what his mother did to Barbara as a tall tale. Coach Michael and Sherry ask him to clarify the story and have some serious concerns.

Back at home, Briana gets drunk with Shane and plans her trip. Shane doesn’t want to bring Eric along, but drunken tells Eric that they are going to Mexico.

Eric runs away and cries to Coach Michael and tells him about the plan to skip town. Coach Michael calls child services. It doesn’t really matter because social services move too slow. Briana shows Eric the RV and tells him to pack his bags. Eric finds a gun in RV and hides it. Then he pulls the gun on Shane and demands that he leave him and his mother alone. He shoots him.

The plan backfires. Briana hears the gunshot, throws Shane’s body in the back, and goes on the run in the RV. Eric texts Coach Michael and says his mother kidnapped him. The coach works with the police to track him down. Eric calls the coach on a video call and shows them the license plate. Police up out an Amber Alert on the vehicle. 

Briana and Eric hide the body and clean up the blood. When Briana learns that Eric called Coach Michael, she screams at him and says she was trying to protect him all along. 

The police show up, and Briana takes Eric hostage at gunpoint. Police shoot her in the leg, and Eric runs to Coach Michael. 

Briana rots in prison, and Eric now lives in an orphanage. They both need some major therapy. 

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*Photo Credit: © 2017 Lifetime

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