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Every Mother's Worst Fear (1998)

TV Movie  |  PG-13  |   |  Thriller  |  19 August 1998 (USA)
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Real-life mother and daughter Cheryl and Jordan Ladd star in this cautionary tale of cyberspace, kidnapping and the dangers of chat rooms.

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Faced with her parents' recent divorce, her mother working long hours and her high school boyfriend dumping her, 16-year-old Martha looks for solace in the world of Internet chat rooms. Innocent chatting turns deadly as Martha attracts the attention of a pedophile and cyber-kidnapping ring. Martha's mother Connie suspects foul play and begins a frantic search for her daughter, enlisting the help of the police, the FBI and an expert hacker. Written by PetrinaC <cubit@aol.com>

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Her daughter went online...and vanished without a trace

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Rated PG-13 for violence and sex-related thematic material | See all certifications »

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Half-hearted Social Commentary
8 January 2005 | by See all my reviews

After watching this predictable, made-for-TV film about technophobia and the internet I was puzzled about what message the movie intended to impart to its audience. Is the internet a bad ersatz form of communication, replacing familial bonds or is it a gateway to a better world? Do high-flying career women and divorces go hand in hand? Do children need their mothers at all times? What is the role of the father? This movie throws all these questions in the air as a hidden agenda, and refuses to answer any. Many questions are left unanswered: how will the daughter cope after her ordeal? Will the mother get her top job back? Will the family unit be reunited? By refusing to adopt any position, this movie is a failed exercise in sociological analysis

  • yes, that was not its intention, but why raise these issues and then


abandon them?


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