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Lifetime Movie The Wrong Woman Was A Super Fun Game Of ‘Hey, I Know That Actor!’

The Wrong Woman

Jerry keeps telling Winnie that he’ll save her, but then he just screws things up, as Jerry is wont to do. Finally, when it’s revealed that Winnie’s husband was having an affair with the victim, Jerry decides maybe Winnie really is guilty and quits. Er, she kind of fires him. Either way, now she’s being helped by Aaron Samuels, who wants to help her by making sure his hair looks sexy pushed back. And also assisting her when she decides to defend herself in court.

You know what that means! A fun montage of Winnie and Aaron looking through paperwork and taking notes at the kitchen table. What is it about kitchen tables that’s so perfect for analyzing evidence to prove you’re not guilty of beating a hooker with a tire iron? Furniture stores should start mentioning that in their ads, especially since Winnie does an excellent job at picking apart the prosecution’s case. Even the district attorney and people testifying against her give smiles that say, “She might be an attempted murderer, but damn she’s good.”

Winnie’s so good she even gets Robyn Lively from Teen Witch to take back her accusation that Winnie hit her with a music stand when they were teenagers. I told you she was good (and also that this movie stars everyone ever). Even when the prosecution finds a photo of the victim in Winnie’s car, she doesn’t give up. She gives an inspirational speech for her closing arguments in which she makes so many teary puppy dog eyes there’s no way the jury would say she’s guilty.

And they don’t. She’s set free to be with her daughter and maybe hook up with Aaron Samuels if she ever gets a divorce from that dick of a husband. But wait! We still have to find out who actually committed the crime. It couldn’t possibly have been that lady cop they introduced and then went nowhere with, could it? Oh, apparently it could. Winnie goes to visit the victim in the hospital and lady cop shows up behind her with a gun. According to Lifetime movies, hospital security is absolutely terrible.

Lady cop admits that she was her husband’s partner (THIS HUSBAND IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERYTHING BAD THAT HAPPENS IN THIS MOVIE) and fell in love with him, but he said they couldn’t be together. When she found out he was hooking up with a prostitute, she decided to exact revenge by killing said prositute. She and Winnie engage in a chase through some sort of totally unguarded hospital storage room, where Winnie eventually knocks lady cop out with a fire extinguisher and leaves.

Cut to Winnie, her daughter and Aaron playing tennis and talking about how wonderful life is. The prostitute is set to make a full recovery, Winnie’s going to law school, and Aaron’s going to write a book about her case. Someday they’ll look back on this whole thing and laugh. Wait a minute, can we maybe get an update on what happened to the lady cop? Did she die? Was she arrested? Did anyone ever figure out that Winnie hit her? No, we’re just going to end the movie right here? Is there a scene missing or something? Hello? Anyone? Please?

(Images: Lifetime)

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  • Jenni

    OMG Aaron Samuels! I spent the whole movie trying to place him. I feel like such a failure right now.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      I had the same problem with the last Lifetime movie he was in! And then I was so ashamed of myself.

  • Trevor

    Are you to watch the movie that’s premiering tonight at 9, “Taken For Ransom”?

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Didn’t watch that one. Did you end up watching?

    • Trevor

      Yeah, it was really good and had a FANTASTIC ending. You should totally watch it if it ever airs again!

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Ooh, sorry to have missed it. I’ll have to keep it in mind!

  • Aurora01

    Wasn’t there already a Lifetime movie called The Wrong Woman about 15 years ago starring Nancy McKeon? I’m confused.

  • Mel

    I had surgery two days ago, and watching this movie is still the most painful thing that’s happened to me today.

  • Ria

    ROFL, I think this is the funniest review yet! OMG, I’m crying!!! I haven’t seen it yet but I must…if only to see Steve Urkel attempting to be a serious actor!

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Thank you! I’m glad you enjoyed.

  • Cbalducc

    For a while, it looked like “The Wrong Woman” was going to be a movie about a serious topic that deserves more exposure – innocent people being tried and convicted for crimes they didn’t commit due to the incompetence and/or corruption of the “justice” system. Alas, it was just another version of the story of “The Wronged Woman” rebuilding her life with the assistance of a sympathetic and handsome man. In reality, most people who are eventually found innocent of crimes for which they were tried and convicted end up financially ruined and those responsible are not held accountable.

  • Cbalducc

    On a sad note, Suzanne Krull, the actress who played the witness who lied about seeing Ms. McKellar’s character after the crime, died at the age of 47 before this movie was released.

    • Jill O’Rourke

      That is sad, I had no idea. Thanks for sharing that.

  • artwilson

    After every lifetime movie..Jill is my next stop! I am not a fan of this one..had me missing the go to lifetime movie actors..all true fans know who I’m talking about..I liked Danica for a fresh change other than her couldn’t get past Steve Erkle ..or the legal aide side relationship. Zero chemistry..

    • Jill O’Rourke

      Thanks for reading! Sorry you weren’t a fan of this one. Here’s hoping 2014 has some good ones.

  • thebostonista

    Lifetime movies always end so abruptly! Every time I watch one I think I’ll be satisfied. And it.never.happens.

  • ng7311

    You are hilarious, I loved your review!