What Lisa Watched Last Night #148: Seduced (dir by Jessica Janos)


Last night, I watched the latest Lifetime film premiere, Seduced!

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Why Was I Watching It?

Because it was on Lifetime, of course!  Every Saturday night, I either watch or DVR the new movie on Lifetime.  I absolutely and unconditionally love these movies and I don’t care who knows it.  Plus, the title of the movie was Seduced and, as we all know, the best Lifetime movies often feature the word “seduce” in the title (i.e., Lethal Seduction, The Babysitter’s Seduction, etc).

What Was It About?

Someone is murdering redheads in California!  (Speaking as a redhead, allow me to just say, “Agck!” in regards to that.)

Meanwhile, via a missed connections app, Caroline (Elisabeth Rohm), a redhead who lives in California, meets the mysterious and charming Gavin (Jon Prescott).  Caroline is still haunted by the loss of her husband and spends most of her time trying to take care of her teenage daughter (Jessica Amlee) while keeping the company she works for — a place called Funderstorm — from going out of business.  However, Gavin takes her away from all that, introducing her to a world of sensual and erotic delight.

(You have no idea how long I’ve been waiting for the chance to use “a world of sensual and erotic delight” in a review.)

Gavin seems to be perfect.  He’s handsome, he has a sexy accent, he lives in a nice house, he cooks, and he reads books!  However, since there is Lifetime, there are a few warning signs that Gavin may not be as great as he seems.  For one thing, despite living in an absolutely fabulous house, he always seems to need money.  For another, Caroline becomes so enraptured by him that she starts to neglect both work and her daughter.  And then there’s the mysterious Margo (Julie Mond), who appears to be involved with Gavin in some way as well.

And, of course, there’s those news reports about the murdered redheads….

What Worked?

I really enjoyed this one.  This movie featured everything that we love about Lifetime movies — melodrama, sex, several nice houses, clothes to die for, and even a little bit of empowerment at the end.  The entire film was well-cast with Elisabeth Rohm doing a great job as Caroline and Jon Prescott epitomizing dangerous charm as Gavin.  And, of course, I also have to praise Julie Mond, who didn’t appear in many scenes but definitely made an impression.

I also really liked the relationship between Caroline and her daughter.  Rohm and Jessica Amlee were totally believable as mother and daughter and every detail of their relationship rang true.

What Did Not Work?

It all worked.  If you’re into Lifetime movies, this film is for you.  If you’re not into Lifetime movies — well, then you probably stopped reading this review a few paragraphs back.  And that’s okay, I still love you!  Lifetime films are not for everyone but if you enjoy them, you should enjoy Seduced.

“Oh my God!  Just like me!” Moments

Oh my God, so many of the characters had red hair just like me!  It’s just too bad that so many of them ended up getting killed.

Lessons Learned

Some connections are best missed.

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