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Dark Desire (2012)

A Dark Plan (original title)
A young man desperate to be connected to the people close to him resorts to devious measures to achieve that desire.

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Phil
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Brandon
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Erin
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Dee Dee
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Rose
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Doctor Maynard
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Wallace
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Ron
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Marta
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Nurse Khayla
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A young man desperate to be connected to the people close to him resorts to devious measures to achieve that desire.

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23 November 2012 (USA)  »

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$1,800,000 (estimated)
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In the beginning of the movie, when Brandon and Shane are fighting at the top of the Canyon, the close-up camera shots show Brandon's tee-shirt with both sleeves rolled up to be sleeveless, but the more distant camera shots show one of the sleeves rolled down to its short-sleeve length. The camera goes back and forth between close-up and more distant, each time, Brandon's tee-shirt sleeves are different. See more »

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big surprise for a Lifetime movie
11 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

We all know about Lifetime movies -or should I say Lifetime movie? These are variations on the same movie, which can admittedly take a (small) number of forms. Perhaps the most typical of these is the apparently ordinary but actually deranged individual who insinuates him- or herself into a family of innocents. Frequently the sicko will exploit an existing tension within the family for his/her own dastardly ends. Well, this is indeed what happens in this movie. But the similarity to a typical Lifetime movie pretty much ends there. This is no Anne Carlucci or Pierre David production. Nor is it directed by the ubiquitous, unimaginative, lifeless Douglas Jackson. Nor is the narrative punctuated with the characters' wholesome, sentimental, heartwarming chuckles. The film is directed with a sense of style, the actors are far above the level of mediocrity afflicting virtually all Lifetime actors, the camera work is relatively polished, the pacing and tempo never drag and the film is cut professionally. Armand Mastroianni is no star director, but he's way better than any of Lifetime's stable of inert "talents".

What prevents Lifetime from turning out something like this more than every 3 or 4 years? A restricted budget? An obsession with low-budget Canadian dreck? Probably something along those lines. Lifetime would surely broaden its audience were it to look to put together more movies of this calibre. Make no mistake, Dark Desire is not a first-rate film. But it's got a polish and professionalism entirely lacking in just about every other of the network's products. It starkly underscores the low-rent, shallow and amateurish quality of most everything else Lifetime has tossed our way. It's time to put Carlucci and David out to pasture.


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