Already by reading the title "Fighting For My Daughter" I had my doubts about this movie. I feared this would be one of those mellow tearjerkers. You know, the kind of movies with the label 'true story' on it, showing you how miserable someone's life once was, but how it all got better thanks to the help of some friends, family, God ... or I don't know who else. And once again my hunch was right.
This time it is about a 16 year old girl who lives with her mother and younger brother. Her mom doesn't have much time for her because she tries to manage her own computer firm and dad is nowhere to be seen. She isn't very popular at school, but than she meets Eric at a party. Eric is a very nice, innocent looking guy. He seems to be the perfect son-in-law every mother would dream of, but he also has a dark side. He's a pimp and even though he says he doesn't want his girlfriend to prostitute herself, he'll gradually brainwash her and direct her into a job as a streetwalker.
In every way this is a typical TV-movie. It's full of stereotypes (it shows a lot of drama, but in the end everything gets better again) and the story is predictable and ridiculous and sometimes even laughable (for instance when mom and her friend go on the streets, "disguised" as prostitutes, to find her daughter and then get arrested). The acting is far from good, but that's exactly what I expected (what else to expect from actors who only play in this kind of movies). Even the message at the end of the movie that she has taken up her life again and that her mom gave up her job to help people who want to quit prostitution isn't missing.
I really can't recommend this movie to anyone, especially not to parents of teenage daughters who get easily worried. They might think this kind of stuff happens every day, but I really can't imagine that it does. I give it a 4/10. I really can't think of any reason why I should watch this movie ever again.
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