Poolboy Nightmare (2020 Lifetime)
Synopsis (via Lifetime)
The story follows Gale as she has a brief affair with pool cleaner Adam, but quickly turns down his continued advances. Insulted at being rejected, Adam starts dating Gale’s high school-age daughter Becca, using her as an unsuspecting pawn in a twisted game of revenge.
At a pool in the middle of the night, a blonde woman in a bathing suit calls someone and tells them that it is OVER. Then she goes for a night swim and is killed with a pool net. Her body is taken out of the pool and thrown in a bathtub. (Weird detail.)
A NEW blonde lady moves into the same house; her name is Gale. She is recently divorced, and her teenage daughter is unimpressed, except for the pool. The pool needs a little work, and thankfully, a hunky college boy named Adam was the last owner’s pool boy. He offers to clean the pool and tells her he “Cleanup nice.” Then he starts to clean the pool. Gale watches him while doing dishes, and he slowly takes his shirt off. He has a fratboy bod. Gale isn’t the only one into him. Becca comes home and melts all over him too. (Well, the ice cream she has in her hands.) Becca immediately calls her friend and calls Adam “Prince Gorgeous.”
Adam, the pool boy, stops by to pick up some buckets. Tony (Gale’s ex) shows up with his new girlfriend, Cindy. He is threatened by Adam being so frat boyish and hunky. Adam sticks around and fixes the TV and then fixes Gale with a sensual massage. That is less massage and more having sex. (The sex scene is intercut with Becca telling her friend about her crush, which is just sad.)
Afterward, Gale makes it clear that the sex is a onetime thing. Adam leaves angrily. Then ge does push-ups and while saying, “She used me” over and over. It is a workout scene that we never asked for. He continues to clean the pool, of course, and Becca tries to put on sunscreen seductively. Then she throws him in the pool, and the play fight/flirt like highschoolers. Gale catches them and kicks him out. She tells him to stay away from her daughter (While he is shirtless.)
Becca sneaks out and goes on a date with Adam against her mother’s wishes. Becca isn’t that slick because Gale sees the whole thing coming a mile away.
On the date, Becca and Adam head to the carnival and then suggestively eats ice cream at a place where Becca’s friend Jackie works. Jackie thinks it is weird that Adam is not on social media and tries to warn her friend. Since Becca is the worst, she ignores her friend’s warning. When Becca comes home, Gale and her daughter argue. Then Becca is grounded, which is weird because she is 18 and continues to have Adam over anyway. Gale catches them and fires Adam.
Gale goes for a swim to clear her head and finds a rat in the drain. She calls a REAL POOL MAN. He tells her that the pool hasn’t been cleaned in a while and finds a tooth. Gale takes that shit to the police station right away. (AS SHE SHOULD!) The sexy ass detective with fantastic hair takes the tooth and promises to look into it.
Becca continues to date Adam, and they talk by a cliff. I’m surprised she didn’t go flying off the edge; that is very unlifetime of this movie. Adam instead pushes Jackie into an empty pool and breaks her leg. Then he leaves a bunch of flowers and balloons at Gale’s work. She tries files a restraining order, but detectives don’t take her seriously. Gale manipulates Tony into talking to Adam. Tony roughs Adam up and tells him to stay away from Becca and Gale. Adam tells him no and begs him to hit him more and then goes inside and destroys his body to make it look like Tony did it. Adam needs some therapy.
Becca sides with Adam and tells her father that she will never forgive him for what he did to Adam. Becca storms off on a bicycle. She doesn’t have long to be mad at him. Tony ends up in the ER after Adam puts bleach in his hot tub and burns his eyes and skin.
With Becca’s father, Adam, out of the way, Adam wants to go skinny dipping, and he makes out with her while talking about Gale. Becca realizes that Adam loves her mom, and he comes clean while in his underwear. He tells her that this is why he doesn’t date younger girls. Becca pushes him in the pool and runs away. Adam follows her, and they call the police.
The beautiful detective calls Gale and tells her that Adam has a criminal record, but it was expunged because he was a minor. He was suspected of killing his father. She recommends that the mother and daughter check into a hotel. Becca demands to know if her mother had been sleeping with Adam. Gale admits to doing it, but just one.
Meanwhile, Adam kills the pool cleaner and sneaks into the house. He grabs Becca while she is packing. Then Adam and Gale are finally reunited. Gale slips on a purse trying to save her daughter and wakes up in a rose petals bed. Music plays, and it is creepy. Adam has set up a candlelit dinner and slow dances with a confused Gale. She asks him about killing the other blonde woman and his father. Gale runs away from Adam and finds her daughter ties up in the pool as it fills up with water. Gale beats Adam with a pool skimmer and saves her daughter.
Adam wakes up and bangs on all the windows and doors. The women try to escape out the front, but he has locked them in. They run upstairs and hide from him and end up filling the bathtub and almost electrocuting him. The police take Adam away. Gale and Becca watch from the doorstep.
Minority Report: Cindy, Pool Man, Detective, ice cream man,
The movie quotes were sooooo stupid here!
🔪🔪🔪 (3 Knives)
🍷🍷🍷🍷 (4 glasses of wine required.)
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