14 June 2006 | MarieGabrielle
Faith Ford in a surprising performance....
and Kyle Secor is also very effective in this film, as a veterinarian who stumbles upon Ford and her daughter, who have escaped an abusive husband/father.
This film falls into the category of useful/helpful and informative, for people who are unfamiliar with the court system. Ford is merely trying to save her daughter from physical abuse, but at that time, the husband would have ended up with visiting rights, hence ruining her daughter's life. The FBI accused her of kidnapping, and while the story is based on truth, it does require suspension of reality for most of its duration.
That being said, Ford gives a good performance as a mother, trapped in the system, and we do see the fine lines which exist during custody battles; all is not black and white; if a mother is running away with her child, there is often a reason, and it usually ISN'T just to escape an unhappy marriage. Secor is underrated, and I wish we could see him in more film as well. 8/10.