Intrigue. Stalkerish nannies. Infidelity. Murderous spouses. There are only a few filmmakers who can subtly implement such salacious tropes in their work. Then there are those filmmakers who say, “Screw it. Let’s just have the murderous spouse have an affair with the stalkerish nanny right before they kidnap the baby.”
It may not earn an Oscar statuette, but on Lifetime, it might just be enough to land the coveted Movie of the Week. Make Valerie Bertinelli the star, and you have an instant classic on your hands.