The Lover in the Attic: A True Story

Watch The Lover in the Attic: A True Story

  • TV-14
  • 2018
  • 5.3  (290)

The Lover in the Attic: A True Story is a 2018 made-for-television movie that is loosely based on a true story. The movie stars Molly Burnett as a woman named Bessie who is married to an abusive husband. Feeling trapped in her unhappy marriage, Bessie begins an affair with a charming young man named Jack (Kevin Fonteyne). The affair is kept secret and they meet in secret at Bessie's house when her husband is away.

However, things take a dark turn when the affair is discovered by Bessie's husband. He threatens to kill Jack and Bessie if they continue to see each other. In order to avoid being caught, Jack moves into the attic of Bessie's house, where he remains hidden for several months.

While living in the attic, Jack and Bessie's relationship becomes strained. They are forced to live in such close quarters and are unable to leave the house for fear of being discovered. In addition, Bessie begins to worry about what will happen when her husband discovers Jack's presence in their home.

Meanwhile, the neighbors begin to notice strange happenings at the house. They hear bumps in the attic and see glimpses of a man peeking out of the windows. They suspect that something is amiss but are unsure of what to do.

The movie explores the complicated relationship between Bessie and Jack, as well as the tension and danger that comes from living in close quarters with someone who is supposed to be hidden. It also delves into themes of domestic abuse and the difficult choices that women faced during that time period.

The acting in the movie is strong, with both Molly Burnett and Kevin Fonteyne delivering nuanced performances. They both convey the desperation and fear that comes with their situation, as well as the complex emotions that arise from their relationship.

David Fierro gives a solid performance as Bessie's abusive husband, adding a layer of menace to the story. The supporting cast also does an excellent job, especially in the scenes where they begin to uncover the truth about what is happening in the house.

The movie is well-directed and visually striking, with a muted color palette that adds to the feeling of claustrophobia and oppression within the house. The pacing is tight and the tension builds to a satisfying climax.

Overall, The Lover in the Attic: A True Story is a compelling movie that tells a fascinating and eerie true story. It explores themes of love, betrayal, and danger in a way that is both gripping and thought-provoking. Fans of true crime stories and psychological thrillers will find much to appreciate in this movie.

The Lover in the Attic: A True Story is a 2018 tv movie. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.3.

The Lover in the Attic: A True Story
Where to Watch The Lover in the Attic: A True Story
The Lover in the Attic: A True Story is available to watch, stream, download and buy on demand at The Roku Channel, Amazon and Vudu. Some platforms allow you to rent The Lover in the Attic: A True Story for a limited time or purchase the movie and download it to your device.
  • Release Date
  • MPAA Rating
  • Language
  • IMDB Rating
    5.3  (290)