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Run for Your Life (2014)

A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.

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A journalist must make a decision to flee with her two children from her abusive ex-husband or kill him before he kills her.

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Brijana Prooker, played by Aislyn Watson in Run For Your Life, says "Unlike my character in Run For Your Life, who had to give up her dream of being an actor when she went into hiding with her mom and sister in order to escape her abusive father, my mom never set limits on my dreams. My mom always told me that I can do anything I want in this world and always found a way to help me make my dreams possible, despite any and all roadblocks. And being stalked by my abusive father, who hired a hit man to kill my mom, was a pretty big - and scary - roadblock. But after surviving that hell, the good thing is that following my dreams then seemed like a cinch! I felt, if I could survive that, I can do anything, just as my mom always told me I could." See more »

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Relevant, Haunting Story of Domestic Violence
21 October 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Run for Your Life was a story that needed to be told. As we find out in the opening credits, it is based on a true story and too many true stories of domestic violence never see the light of day. Domestic violence is such a taboo topic and I am thankful to Lifetime for airing this film to hopefully inspire more conversations about spousal abuse and about changing the legal system so that women aren't faced with such devastating options as the character played by Amy Smart (based off a real domestic violence survivor) was: either kill your abuser or go into hiding.

I like that Amy Smart was cast in the role because often we don't see attractive, eloquent women portrayed as "victims" of abuse. I like that Run For Your Life shows a successful, award-winning journalist wondering how she got to be a "battered wife" because there is so much shame and embarrassment for women who are abused, particularly women of high stature, because no one thinks it is supposed to happen to THEM. Strong women with good jobs aren't supposed to fall "victim" to abuse and that is such a dangerous stereotype because it can happen to anyone and it is never the abused person's fault and there should never be blame or shame.

If it hadn't been for this strong message and the fact that the ending had me bawling, I probably would have given this movie a 7. While I'm a big fan of Amy Smart, I felt like she was a bit too blasé at times about her predicament. I also felt like the opening, where her character is told of her two choices, to either kill her ex or disappear, was a bit cheesy. And it shouldn't have been since this was based off of something that really happened and this is the premise of the whole film.

I'm going to try to find the book that inspired the film so I can know more of the whole story, as the script left me wanting more details.

Kudos to Lifetime for being brave enough to air Run for Your Life during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. This story is so relevant, particularly with the recent Ray Rice scandal.


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