• TV-14
  • 2016
  • 1 hr 24 min
  • 4.1  (301)

The movie THE WRONG CHILD from 2016 revolves around the life of a loving mother, Kerry, who is raising her daughter Emma with all the care and affection possible. However, things take a strange turn when Emma's biological father, her former lover, David, unexpectedly turns up to claim custody of Emma. Despite Kerry's attempts to make David realize that he is making a mistake, he does not budge and forces Kerry to go through the legal procedures, resulting in Emma being taken away from her mother.

Kerry is devastated by her daughter's sudden departure, but soon her life takes an even darker turn when she is forced to confront the reality that her daughter's so-called father is not who he claims to be. David had switched his biological child with Emma and had been raising her for years without anyone noticing. Now, Kerry is struggling to come to terms with the fact that she had been raising the wrong child for so many years and must fight to get her daughter back from David’s twisted schemes.

The movie portrays Kerry's emotional turmoil as she tries to navigate through the legal process to get her daughter back. She seeks help from the police and her lawyer, but they are all convinced that the child in question is David's biological daughter. The situation becomes more complicated when Kerry begins to suspect that David is not only hiding the truth but is also planning to harm Emma.

At the heart of the movie is the bond between a mother and her child. Kerry is willing to do anything to protect her daughter and is willing to go to any depths to ensure that Emma is fine. Vivica A. Fox gives a moving performance as Kerry, portraying her character's heart-wrenching pain and anguish with sensitivity and depth. Gary Daniels as David is equally great, playing a chillingly deceptive character with ease. Tracy Nelson also shines as the lawyer representing Kerry, adding a layer of complexity to the legal proceedings.

The plot of the story is engaging and suspenseful, keeping the audience on its toes throughout. The movie attempts to probe the darker side of human nature, and the theme of deception and betrayal is at the forefront. Director David DeCoteau has made sure that the movie is entertaining and also addresses the emotional depth of the characters, making it a worthwhile watch.

The production design and cinematography are impressive, with the movie being shot beautifully, adding to the overall aesthetic of the film. The score and sound effects are also noteworthy, providing a haunting atmosphere that complements the tense cinematic atmosphere.

In conclusion, THE WRONG CHILD is a gripping and emotional family drama that deals with the themes of betrayal, deception, and complex morality. It is a well-executed and suspenseful film, with impressive performances from the cast and a well-written plot that keeps the viewers hooked till its finale. It portrays the unshakable bond between a mother and her child, intrinsically putting across the message that nothing can ever break this bond. The movie is a must-watch for people looking for a suspenseful drama that strikes an emotional chord.

THE WRONG CHILD is a 2016 thriller with a runtime of 1 hour and 24 minutes. It has received mostly poor reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 4.1.

Where to Watch THE WRONG CHILD
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    1 hr 24 min
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    4.1  (301)