A Mother's Nightmare

Synopsis: Vanessa moves fast to claim Chris for her own, taking his time away and distancing him from his family and friends. His mom, Maddie, is disturbed by their sudden relationship and when she discovers a secret of Vanessa's and she uses all her resources to convince Chris to end it. Angered and vengeful, Vanessa accuses Chris of a heinous act that turns the school against him and sparks an online attack. When things get violent, Vanessa plans her next move and Maddie must find out Vanessa's game before she loses her son forever.
Director(s): Vic Sarin
  1 nomination.
85 min


[siren wailing]

Mercy Hospital,

we're on route with a

sixteen-year-old male.

Echo 25, code blue.

[distant crying]

I loved him too,

you know.

Let go of me!

Police say they don't have

any evidence to connect you.

Looks like you're moving

again, Vanessa.

It wasn't easy getting a

placement on such short notice.

Fairview Heights.

Great, some rich guy

to stick his hands

down my pants.

Yeah, well we're all running

out places to put you.

There's only so much

this department can do

to protect a ward

of the state.



Why do I have to sign that?

Well, you don't.

You could stay at

the safe house.

In six months you'll be 18

and no longer

my responsibility.

And then you can do

what you want.

Things will get better

when you're back in the

swing of things, babe.

You'll feel better.


Hey, hey...


Don't forget this.

All charged and ready to go.

I'm a jerk.

I don't know what I would do

without you.

Probably just download

another mom off the Internet.

Now, get going!


How's the book coming?

It's not.

Steve asked me

for a divorce.

Get out!

Huh... he's marrying

the cheerleader.

She's not a cheerleader.

She's 26 but

according to Steve,

she's one of his

best reporters.

Has she ever seen him drunk?

I don't know

and I don't care.

I haven't told Chris yet,

he keeps hoping that we're

going to get back together.

Does the school know

he's been depressed?

He doesn't want them to know

so I said he has mono.

I don't know, I mean

he's got to go back

or he's gonna fail

his junior year.

And I can't keep

making excuses,

missing deadlines.

Of course not, honey.

You know, you need to start

spending some more

time on yourself.

Teenage love's a killer

but we lived through it.

And speaking of

getting through it...



No way.

I love you Lynney but

I'm not gonna troll

cougar bars with you.

With my luck, I'd meet

some whacko!

I don't troll, I prowl.

25 school homicides

in one year,

nation wide students are

killing each other.

Makes you wonder if we did the

right thing dispensing with...

with uh, corporal punishment.

So what can I do for you,

Mrs. Stewart?

I'll get right to the point,

Mrs. Overburt.

Chris did not have mono,

he's actually been depressed.

His first girlfriend recently

broke up with him.

Most students are depressed,

Mrs. Stewart,

one reason or another.

Try and get Chris refocused

on his education.

All this melodrama wastes

their precious energy,

I suspect it also leads

to a lot of that violence.

Coach Brody!

How are you Mrs. Stewart?

Chris returned to school today

so he'll be at practice.

Mrs. Stewart...

I was hoping that

you could show him

a little extra patience

until he gets up to speed.

You know we've got that

annual meeting republic

six weeks away.

This team is really

important to Chris.

With all due respect ma'am,

Chris has missed

too many practices.

Now, in competition,

a track team is only...

He can do it.

You tell Chris he better

bust his butt.

Look at me, mom.

Wait till your daddy sees how

beautiful you are.


Just a second!

Bro, you missed the sickest

launch party for Dead Risen.

I have been trying to beat that

sucker 24/7 every night since.

Dude, speak English.

24/7 every night?

Well, see my mom's doing her

night school thing again,

so I'm hiding my controllers.

I mean, she hides them when

she goes out so I figured,

why not hide them

from her first?

She's like, tearing up

the place yelling,

"Cameron Lowell, hand over

those video thingies!"

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