You Can't Take My Daughter

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  • TV-14
  • 2020
  • 5.9  (499)

You Can't Take My Daughter is a gripping TV movie from 2020, directed by Tori Garrett, with Lyndsy Fonseca, Kirstie Alley, and Michael Woods leading the cast. The plot is based on a true story and depicts a heart-wrenching tale of a single mother whose daughter is taken away from her by child services. The story follows Amy Thompson (played by Fonseca), a young and devoted mother who struggles to make ends meet while trying to provide a stable life for her daughter, Emily (Sarah Abbott). One day, Emily confides in her teacher that her mother's boyfriend has been physically abusing both of them. The teacher reports it to child protective services, and before Amy knows it, her daughter is taken away from her.

Amy is devastated, feeling helpless and betrayed by a system that she believes should be working with her to protect her daughter. She soon finds out that the boyfriend Joe (Woods) has been manipulating the situation, lying to the authorities about his involvement in the abuse and convincing Emily to lie as well. With no evidence to prove her side, Amy is left alone, fighting a legal battle that seems impossible to win.

Enter Kirstie Alley's character, Patti, a seasoned lawyer who takes on Amy's case pro bono. Patti is a relentless fighter and takes the case to the media, exposing the flaws in the child services system and the many cases where children are taken away from loving parents without proper evidence. She raises awareness and pushes for policy changes, all while representing Amy in court.

As the trial progresses, the story becomes increasingly intense, with twists and turns that keep the viewer on edge until the final outcome is revealed. The performances are excellent, with Lyndsy Fonseca conveying a powerful sense of motherly love and the struggles of a single parent. Woods brings the proper amount of creepiness and sleaziness to his character, making the viewer despise him and root for Amy to win. Alley's character is captivating, bringing a sense of hope and determination to the story.

Overall, You Can't Take My Daughter is a powerful and moving film that sheds light on an important issue. The story is engaging, the performances are strong, and the message is powerful. It reminds us all of the importance of speaking up about abuse and the need for a more just and efficient child services system. Highly recommended for anyone looking for a well-executed drama that will tug at your heartstrings.

You Can't Take My Daughter is a 2020 drama. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.9.

You Can't Take My Daughter
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