My Mom Made Me Do It (2022 Lifetime)


My Mom Made Me Do It (2022 Lifetime)

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

Star student Jade and her mother Frida, a crime author, have a great relationship. But when she discovers Frida’s secret financial problems, Jade joins her bad-boy crush Rick in a series of high-profile burglaries that net enough cash to pay off Frida’s debts. However when she tries to quit the criminal world, Rick’s gang have other ideas–and now both Jade and Frida must fight for their very lives. Kate Drummond, Lizzie Boys star. (2022)

Recap/Wine Thoughts

Jada is awaiting college entrance letters and is thrilled when she gets a full scholarship offer. Jada’s mom, Frida, is proud of her daughter (for just a moment) before talking about the cloud. Frida is working on a novel and is somehow tech illiterate. 

The mother and daughter have just moved to a new town, and Jada is trying out for the volleyball team. (But like, why?) Jade makes the team and friends with Tian and invites her to dinner with her mom. At dinner, they talk about Frida’s crime fiction writing career and that ONE TIME they took a mother/daughter lock picking class. (I’m sure that will come back.) 

Frida makes friends too, with the volleyball coach Louise. They bond over having lost their man’s troubles. (Frida is recently widowed, and Louise’s husband left her.) Frida opens up about the financial trouble she is experiencing after being dropped by her publisher. 

While Tian walks home in the middle of the night, someone pulls up behind her and shoots her dead. (Ummm, okay!)

At a party, a Rom-Com movie aficionado named Rick hits on Jade. (She flat out turns him down.) When the party is cut short due to reports of Tian’s death, Rick gives Jade a ride home. When Jade sees her mother, Frida bans her daughter from going outside at night.

That doesn’t work because Rick shows up with a boombox cutout like John Cusack in Say Anything. (Rick WISHES he was as charming, but he is giving off strong Matthew Broderek vibes.) They go to dinner and skip out on the bill, which is not cool. Jade changes her tune about Rick and, instead of confiding in her mother, talks to Coach Louise about her new crush.

For her birthday, Rick gives Jade some jewelry. She opens up about snooping on her mother’s stuff and learning about her money problems. Rick has a solution. Some type of callgirl/ewlery theif. The money she makes, Jade just deposits it into her mother’s account, and Frida is thrilled she is receiving book payments again. 

Frida installs some secret tracking on Jade’s phone because she notices her daughter sneaking out in the middle of the night. She confronts her daughter about lying, and Jade throws her mom’s money problems back in her face. Frida realizes the money deposited in her account came from her daughter’s new boyfriend and possible prostitution/Jewelry ring. (I actually have no clue, it hasn’t been explicitly explained.) Jade deletes all the evidence from her phone before her mom can use “THE CLOUD.”

Rick takes Jade for one last con (or whatever) and then takes her to a remote motel and turns off her cellphone. Jade wants to leave, but Rick won’t let her. (He actually ties her to a bedpost.)

Big Frida searches for her daughter since the tracking signal has gone dead. Little does she know that someone is tracking her. A hitman hired by Rick. The man attacks Frida in a parking lot and puts her in the hospital. Frida discharges herself against the doctor’s orders to SAVE HER DAUGHTER!

Things escalate pretty quickly from here. The movie goes from zero to a hundred real quick. Frida finds where her daughter is being held and sees the hitman and Rick loading a body out of a trunk. Meanwhile, Jade has freed herself and also sees said body. Jae makes a run for it but is captured by the hitman. She tries to reason with Rick and the hitman, but you can’t reason with cray! Frida watches the whole thing while suffering from a concussion.

Coach Louise shows up and is the mastermind behind the whole operation. She doesn’t really clear up what the hell is happening. The hit man turns out to be Louise’s second husband and the father of her daughter. They have been recruiting girls to be “Trojan horses” to “case joints.” The criminals all start yelling at one another, giving Frida the opportunity to awaken from her coma slumber. 

Frida and Jade run off while the criminals all attempt to kill one another. Everyone survives, and the bad guys are arrested. Frida finishes her novel. The End!

Side Note

Minority Report: Tian, 

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Overall rating

Number of Kills: 

🔪🔪 (2 Knives)

Enjoyment Level: 🍷🍷 (2 glasses of wine.)

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