Death of a Cheerleader

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  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 5.0  (536)

Death of a Cheerleader is a 2019 TV movie that premiered on Lifetime. The movie is a dramatic re-telling of the murder of Kirsten Costas, a 15-year-old high school cheerleader who was stabbed to death in 1984 by another girl, Bernadette Protti. The film stars Aubrey Peeples as Kirsten Costas, Morgan Taylor Campbell as Bernadette Protti, and Sarah Dugdale as a fictional character named Bridget Moretti, a popular girl who becomes Bernadette's friend.

The movie is set in the 1980s and starts off by introducing Kirsten, a popular and well-liked cheerleader who seems to have it all. She has a great group of friends, loving parents, and a crush on a cute boy named Bobby. However, Kirsten's perfect life takes a dark turn when she becomes the target of Bernadette, a socially awkward and unpopular girl who is desperate to be accepted into Kirsten's group of friends.

At first, Kirsten is friendly towards Bernadette and even invites her to a party. However, when she realizes that Bernadette is trying to copy her style and mannerisms, she starts to distance herself from her. This rejection causes Bernadette to become increasingly obsessed with Kirsten and leads her to hatch a plan to murder her.

The movie does a good job of building tension and suspense as we see Bernadette's mental state deteriorate and her plan to kill Kirsten come to fruition. The murder scene is brutal and graphic and is sure to shock and disturb even the most jaded viewers.

After the murder, the movie shifts its focus to Bridget, a popular girl who becomes Bernadette's friend shortly after Kirsten's death. Bridget is initially sympathetic towards Bernadette and believes that she is innocent of the murder. However, as she learns more about the crime and Bernadette's true motives, Bridget starts to question her loyalties and realizes that she may have been wrong about Bernadette all along.

Overall, Death of a Cheerleader is a well-made and engaging movie that provides a fresh take on a true crime story that has captivated the public for decades. The performances from the three leads are strong, and the supporting cast also does a great job of bringing the story to life. The movie does a good job of exploring the themes of popularity, jealousy, and mental illness, and is sure to leave viewers thinking about the events long after the credits roll.

Death of a Cheerleader is a 2019 drama. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.0.

Death of a Cheerleader
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