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Lies My Mother Told Me (2005)

TV-PG | | Crime, Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 7 March 2005
Inspired by actual events, about a young girl and her mother, Laren Sims, a con-artist and master of disguises who steals the identities of other women and then turns to murder to protect her secrets.

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Laren Sims
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Lucas Mackenzie
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Jasmine Berg ...
Young Haylei Sims
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Johnny
Judith Buchan ...
Jenny
Kailin See ...
Kristin
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Kira Bradley ...
Tammy
Stirling Karlsen ...
Jodie
Barbara Gates Wilson ...
Detective Rayburn
Marty Antonini ...
Guy
Rita Bozi ...
Carolyn
Carrie Schiffler ...
Roadside Diner Waitress
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Jake
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Free-spirited Laren Sims runs away with her daughter Haylei, after skipping out on her probation for stealing and spending money using stolen credit cards. Using numerous identities, fake checks, and swiped credit cards, the duo take up roots in Sin City itself- Las Vegas. Against Haylei's wishes, Laren marries wealthy attorney Lucas, and settles down with her daughter to raise horses. But when Laren's criminal past begins to haunt her, the shocking lengths that Laren will undertake to escape it makes for a discovery of more secrets and lies that ultimately end in murder. Based on a true story. Written by Icedberry

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Sometimes, it's better not to know the truth.

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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Based on the real-life murder of Sacramento attorney Larry McNabney, poisoned by his wife Elisa McNabney, and her young accomplice, Sarah Dutra. See more »

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Laren Sims: [getting ready for her date with Lucas] I'm cooking dinner.
Haylei Sims: Yeah, I saw the food containers...
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A Voice That Carries
Written and Performed by Bonnie McKee
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records
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Lifetime movie could be darker
12 September 2015 | by See all my reviews

Laren Sims (Joely Richardson) surrenders to the police and leaves her daughter Haylei (Hayden Panettiere). Ten years ago, they're living with Lauren's parents in North Carolina after her failed marriages. She does 90 days in prison after using stolen credit cards for Christmas gifts. She continues to steal. She runs away with Haylei skipping out on house arrest. They travel the country continuing to con and steal with numerous fake identities. In northern California, Laren gets a job working for attorney Lucas Mackenzie (Colm Feore) and later marries him. Haylei hates the marriage. Laren can't help herself and embezzles money. Lucas finds out and Laren tells him the truth. He grows angry as his business fails and always threatens to call the police. Laren, with the help of new hire Kristin, does something out of desperation.

This is a Lifetime movie in its heart. It should try to be more especially with a great actress like Joely Richardson. It should try to be darker but it doesn't. It is a big disappointment. The story has no bite despite some pretty compelling turns. There is a great mother and daughter relationship. The material is done with limited style and no edge.


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