A View To Kill For (2023 Lifetime)

A View To Kill For (2023 Lifetime)

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Cast: Tiffany Montgomery, Samuel Whitten, Libby Blake, Brittany Goodwin

Director: Brittany Underwood

Writer: Rosy Deacon

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Synopsis (via Lifetime)

After inheriting her estranged father’s mansion, photographer Molly and her family relocate to the exclusive neighborhood and try to adjust to life as part of the 1%. But when a stranger breaks into their new home and leaves a warning message splattered on the wall, Molly is soon being run out of town by a mysterious threat. Stars Tiffany Montgomery, and Samuel Whitten (2023).

Recap/Wine Thoughts

 The movie begins on the stairs, which is a dangerous place to be in a Lifetime Movie. Lionel Fitzpatrick stumbles down the stairs clutching his checks. He heads to his office and frantically attempts to open a pill bottle, but the damn child safety cap! As he dies, he gasps, “What have you done?”

In the city, Molly is having a bad day. Someone breaks into her car. Because the neighborhood is unsafe, Molly and her husband, Charlie, want to raise their kids (Heather and Finn) in a better community but can’t afford it. 

Molly gets a call during dinner from her adoption agency; they have a message from her biological father; he has left his estate and millions to her. Molly is surprised because she thought her father was reaching out to meet her. The family quickly relocate to Blanca Bay to start a better life.

The neighborhood is swanky, and the neighbors are RUDE AF. The local realtor, Rebecca, gives them the tour and introduces them to their live-in maid, Grace. The house still has most of Lionel Fitzpatrick’s things, which is a bit strange. Rebecca shares that Lionel was a recluse and cranky old man. 

On the tour, they find “YOU DON’T BELONG HERE!” written in ketchup. Rebecca is horribly embarrassed at the unwelcoming message. Darla Weaver, Lionel’s fiance, is upset for being out of the will and could be a suspect.

Molly and Charlie look through old books and find angry letters to the Chamber of Commerce and love letters to someone named “S.” Molly even finds an old cookie recipe and bakes them for her neighbors to introduce herself. 

The first house belongs to a fluffy-sleeved, Martini-drinking redhead named Justine Spencer. (She is instantly iconic.) Justine judges every sentence out of Molly’s mouth. The introduction doesn’t go well!

Charlie and Molly look for Gallery space for Molly’s art. Rebecca shows them around, and they run into the former tenant… Darla Weaver. (She is an even bigger bitch than Justine! Too bad her floppy hat is crumpled.) Darla had turned the space into a yoga studio but lost the space when Lionel died. 

FINALLY, a friend! Teresa Diaz invites Molly to have coffee with her. They talk about the town gossip, and Teresa fills Molly in on all the tea. (She was also Lionel’s lawyer. Someone was after his money.)

At the country club, two guys from the board tell Molly that Lionel sucked. The place is full of wine and vultures, including Rebecca, who knows even more gossip than Teresa. She warns Molly about Justine, who has been looking to by the house.

The country club is the worst place! Heather is bullied by a group of girls but rescued by an emo kid named Paul. Heather tells him that she wants to move back to the city and be with her real friends. Paul chugs some champagne and tells her to chill out. Enjoy her new wealthy life. (He takes her to a parking lot to do some more underage drinking and driving! Cool!)

Molly mistakes Justine’s booty call for her husband and creates quite a scene. The booty call guy turns out to be the landlord of the art studio place, and he pulls the rental agreement. 

Then Darla shows up and drunkenly creates an even bigger one. Before Teresa tells Molly more about the money grubber, someone murders her at a fancy party. Death is ruled an accident. 

Paul turns out to be Darla’s angsty son, who was happy when his almost stepdaddy suddenly died. Heather is understanding and tells Paul that she likes him. (YIKES!) Heather starts skipping school and drinking matcha smoothies; she has gone off the rails! 

In the middle of the night, Molly finds gasoline all over her garage and a slowly burning cigarette. The police show up and disrupt the neighborhood. Justine is outraged and tells the other neighbors that Molly and her family are trash.

Molly sneaks into Teresa’s lawyer’s office to look for files about her biological father. She finds the medical examiner’s report stating foul play was involved. 

Molly meets with Rebecca to speculate who could have killed her father. The housekeeper seems to be eavesdropping. Later while making some tea, Molly hears a cat in her backyard and goes out to check, finding a blue solo cup. When she goes back to her tea, Molly finds a bleach packet in the trash and thinks the tea is poisoned.  

Justine screams at Molly for using chalk on the sidewalk and tells them they don’t belong and have no class. Justine explains that she encouraged Lionel to look for his daughter. She says he found her and the daughter was money hungry, but Molly never met her father.

More vandalization happens to the house, and Heather goes missing. Molly finds Heather at Paul’s house and takes her daughter home. Then she finds Charlie knocked out and locks the kids in the closet.

Molly grabs a bat and searches the house for an intruder. Rebecca jumps out and attacks Molly. There is a struggle while the women scream at one another. Rebecca pulls out her gun and shares that she killed Lionel because he rejected her. Rebecca was another estranged daughter. Rebecca also killed Teresa for knowing too much.

The movie flashes back to all the bad things Rebecca did, and we even get a brief cameo from the movie director,  Brittany Underwood. (Who is turning out to be one of my favorite directors on the network? She gets the campiness of the genre.) 

Heather takes Rebecca out with a baseball bat and saves her mother/family! Abrupt ending! 

Side Note

Minority Report: Teresa 

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Overall rating 

Number of Kills: 

🔪🔪 (2 knives)

Enjoyment Level (1-5 scale) 

🍷🍷🍷 (3 Glasses of Wine)

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  1. That husband was dumb at the end letting that woman in that late at night without his wife being there. He was a little too comfortable with her. He deserved that konk on the head

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