A Baby At Any Cost (2022 Lifetime)

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A Baby At Any Cost (2022 Lifetime)

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Cast: Sarah Fisher, Ryan Francis, Christy Tate, Grace Montie, Johnny Ramey

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

When a couple hires their surrogate to nanny, their bond grows tight, making the sister-in-law increasingly jealous. Soon a web of distrust, lies and mystery entangles the three women, resulting in danger and near death when one of them crosses the lines to get the child, the husband and the suburban life she always coveted. (2022)

Recap/Wine Thoughts

A high school student/40-year-old comes home to find her sister, Jen, hooking up with her boyfriend. Monica drives off upset and betrayed and gets into a horrible car accident. (That is how you start a Lifetime movie!)

Ten years later, Monica and her husband, Brad, have a baby via a surrogate named Lily. The couple thanks Lily for everything and think of her as family. Jen, on the other hand, they do not. Jen is salty that she wasn’t considered to be the surrogate. She is going through a divorce from her husband, Sam, and doesn’t have custody of her daughter Ruby. Lily is envious that Monica has it all.

Two weeks later, Lily visits Brad and Monica at his ad agency. She used to temp for Brad before she decided to be his surrogate. Lily is even the inspiration for his new ad campaign for a mommy app. Jen also stops by the office and sees her sister talking to Lily and becomes Jealous. 

Monica invites her sister and Lily to join her and the baby for a picnic. Things seem to be going well until Jen forgets to put the break on the stroller, and the baby is almost hit by a car, but Lily stops the stroller just in time. The incident is enough to cause Monica and Brad to hire Lily as a full-time nanny and limit Jens’s time with her new niece. Jen is outraged and storms off. She then confronts her ex-husband and has a violent outburst at them when they share they are going for sole custody of her daughter. 

Monica’s car is vandalized the following day, and Monica suspects her sister. She also finds a baby book in the trash and accuses her sister of throwing it away because it was a gift from Lily. Jen denies any wrongdoing and thinks Monica loves Lily more than she loves her. 

Jen spends her newfound free time teaching probably the most un-zen yoga classes and stalking her husband’s new girlfriend. Laura is pushed down a ravine on a jog, and Sam files for a restraining order against Jen. Jen tells her sister that he is lying, and Monika doesn’t believe her sister. When she confronts her, Jen has another outburst and almost sets the backyard on fire. 

Jen has another outburst, this time; she is freaking out because it seems that everyone is against her. Jen throws a framed photo of Lily in anger and hits her brother-in-law, Brad, putting him in a coma. Lily watches the baby while Monika stays by Brad’s side. No one wants anything to do with Jen. 

Monika refuses to see her sister, which causes Jen to come to her house at night. She finds her sister unconscious on the floor, bludgeoned with a candlestick. The police arrive and keep Jen for questioning. Lily shows up and is surprised to see that Monika is alive. Monika asks Lily to watch the baby while she is taken to the hospital. Monika isn’t aware that Lily was trying to frame Jen for murder and plans on taking her place as mother to the baby and wife to Brad.

Once cleared from the hospital, Monika sees text messages on her phone that she didn’t send luring Jen to the house. She realizes that her baby is in trouble and breaks into Lily’s house with her sister by her side. They find an article about Lily’s mother, who was in jail for kidnapping. Lily gave her baby up for adoption as a teen, and her mother tried to steal the baby back from the couple. 

Lily’s mother was actually covering for her daughter, who tried to steal the baby. Lily confesses to her mother that she was setting Jen up for everything in order to get A BABY AT ANY COST! 

Monika and Jen find Lily and her mother in a country house. Jen grabs the baby while Monika and Lily fight. Monika tells Lily that she would never do this to another woman. Lily almost stabs Monika, but Jen jumps in the way and takes the knife lashing. Jen puts the baby in the car and gives Monika the keys for a safe getaway. 

The police pull up while Lily bangs on the car, screaming to be let in. Her mother called the police. 

Jen survives the stab wound and is wheeled off to the hospital, but not before forgiving her sister because they’re sisters! Duh! 

Monika and Brad are expecting a new baby and ask Jen to be the surrogate. Jen agrees happily.

Side Note

Minority Report: Brad, Frank, Assistant, Doctor, Police officer, 

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Overall rating

Number of Kills: 

N/A (0 Knives)

Enjoyment Level: 🍷🍷🍷🍷 (4 glasses of wine.)

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