A Date With Deception (2023 Lifetime)

A Date With Deception (2023 Lifetime)

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Cast: Rib Hillis, Kia Dorsey, Hannah Jane McMurray, Paul Diaz

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Kidnapping in the Grand Canyon Lifetime Movie, Top National Parks, and antibiotics? Lifetime Uncorked

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

After four years in prison for a crime she didn’t commit, Diana finally returns home. Determined to prove her innocence, she enlists the help of fellow inmate Chandler, to track down Diana’s ex-husband, Elias, who framed her for medical fraud. All is going according to plan until Diana and Chandler discover a much more nefarious plot that involves the mysterious disappearance of Elias’ mistress, Cindy. In a race to clear her name and solve Cindy’s disappearance, Diana and Chandler must stop Elias before he hurts someone else. Stars Hannah Jane McMurray, Rib Hillis, Kia Dorsey, Paul Diaz (2023).

Recap/Wine Thoughts

The movie starts with a city businessman who seems like a bad dude. He smokes, sleeps with co-workers, and wears ill-fitting suits. I’m seem to not be the only one who isn’t a fan because he is pushed over a ledge by a hooded figure. 

Three Years Later, we meet Diana, who is at a fancy party with influential people, and she has her eye on Dr. Elias Brodure. The guest of honor. They have a mysterious past. 

Diana lost her medical license and went to jail when Dr. Brodure overcharged/falsified medical bills for extra income and pinned them on her. She was also, HIS WIFE!

Chandler Williams makes a staffing pitch to Dr. Elias. He seems more interested in her than her company. She isn’t into him, because she is working for Diana. Diana and Chandler met in prison and devised a plan to get revenge. 

Diana meets a neighbor named Jeffery, who just moved in. He is charming and handsome, which in Lifetime Movies means, he WILL backstab her. (Or in this movie, follow her around with a telephoto lens!)

Dr. Elias takes on Chandler and asks her to spend more time with him in his office and in his bed.

Diana and Jeffery have a few drinks, flirt, and then fully make out in the elevator/hallway. They get it on with lots of hair tossing and soft lighting. As Diana sneaks out the following day, she notices some files on his desk. 

Speaking of files, the women are trying to find the medical files that would prove Diana is innocent. Chandler visits Dr. Elias at his home, and we wine and dines her when she is trying to get to work on sabotage. 

Dr. Elias tells Chandler that he likes her and gives her a three-month contract. Chandler pours something into his drink when he isn’t looking. He passes out before he can take advantage of her, and she takes pictures of the medical files with Diana. Dr. Elias wakes up and screams at them. He tells them they will never find incriminating evidence against him. 

Diana wakes up the next morning to find Dr. Elias over her in bed. They get into a physical altercation, but Jeffery interrupts and kicks him out.  

Jeffery comes clean about why he REALLY is in town. He is a PI hired to investigate Dr. Elias’s missing wife, Cindy. Diana is understandably upset about him lying to her. Dr. Elias beats Jeffery up in the parking lot and locks him in his car. 

Diana decides to get a confession from Dr. Elias at a lake house! (Because we are at the part in the Lifetime movie where we go to a lake house.) She waits outside and hears a gunshot. 

Chandler is inside arguing with Dr. Elias and she is shot. Diana rushes in and tries to help her friend. 

Dr. Elias admits to everything and blames everything on Diana. He also admits to murdering Cindy. Diana beats his ass!!!! She records the whole conversation and uploads it to the cloud. 

Jeffery shows up with the police. He holds Diana and might be the real deal. 

Chandler survives and is released from the hospital. Diana apologizes for everything, but Chandler is happy to have helped her friend. (Oh, she was also the one who was there with the man at the beginning of the movie. TWIST that doesn’t even matter.) 

Side Note

Wow! This one was boring! 

Minority Report: Chander Williams.


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