Yet another lifetime/lmn movie that demonizes people with mental illnesses. These people seriously need a new shtick. Every time there's a person in these movies that are the antagonist, they're mostly mentally unstable. It's completely predictable every time.
I find it strange that the Karen was able to trust a complete stranger who found her out of the blue and took a weird liking to her kid vs. her sister-in-law who she's likely known for years, and has helped her raise her child.
Even the cop that showed up in the middle of the movie didn't seem too bright.
Towards the end the movie things got very rushed and sloppy. I'm guessing from the way it ended they were leaving it up for interpretation or some sort of sequel, but it was just so anticlimactic. The ending of movie felt as half-assed as the antagonist's plan at the end. It was very disappointing that all Karen had to do to get the guy to go away was say "leave us alone."
The only characters I really liked were Max and the aunt. The kid's acting wasn't as cringey as most kid actors and he was actually pretty adorable. I liked that the aunt was the only sensible character to make up for how idiotic the mom was. I'm also glad the movie didn't take the standard lifetime/lmn turn and have the antagonist just kill her off because she was too suspicious. Aside from the movie's faults, the story was at least interesting. It roped me in with an interesting premise, which, for me, could've made up for main character's attitude towards the suspicious had the ending not fallen so flat.
If you like movies and aren't too picky, maybe just want something to watch or have something playing in the background, you'd probably be alright with this movie.