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  • REQUESTING INFO ON SONGS FROM THE MOVIE: I'm not the only one who is interested in the songs from this movie. I've found several others online who were looking for these songs, to no avail. I'm interested in the first song, some of the lyrics are as follows, "everyday is just the same, nothing's ever gonna come my way, as long as I am here, maybe I should just disappear..." It's playing as the main character goes into her father's restaurant.

    I watched the credits, and it said, "Coming Down Again" by Matthew Gerrad was the first song. I've searched the Web and YouTube, but found NOTHING! Does anyone know anything about this artist or song? I would love to know anything. The songs in this movie were very well chosen and performed. The artists deserve more recognition than they are getting. Thanks in advance to anyone who answers.

    MOVIE REVIEW: My review of the movie pretty much matches the previous review that says, "good start, then fizzles out". That sums up this movie to a T. It had believable acting, and good casting, but for a movie that was supposed to be suspenseful, it seriously lacked the chops. It wasn't unwatchable, (as some of these Lifetime movies are), but about 20 minutes in, it became just background entertainment, instead of something that could keep me watching. Overall, I give it a 6.
  • Guilty at 17 was carried by one of the movie channels and aired on July 6 when I caught it, happening to be awake when otherwise I'd normally be in bed.

    The film gets right to the point: with allegations of sexual abuse. The premise is perfect for a sizzling tennis match with conflicting testimonies, hidden agendas, teenage angst under peer pressure and undercover investigative work to search for the truth. However, bad script writing then takes over and we're left with a half-hearted badminton match between two key personalities, the heroine and the villainess. Both appear hamstrung by some ludicrous moments in the script that render the film almost comical.

    As a viewer, I thought June Gailey's grief simply too mechanical at the teacher's suicide. Her moment of denial at his death is fleeting. Her anger was non-existent. Her recollection of happier times with him is blatantly absent. She moves straight to the final stage of bereavement by token acceptance. The audience is left bewildered at her decision to then turn around and investigate this suicide as suspicious. Overall, Alex Paxton-Beesly starts with tremendous potential since she's the "living" victim of a dastardly deed but the directors squander this capital by canning her emotional expression.

    Chloe Rose plays the bad girl Devon Cavanor and I think she does a terrific job being the pathological schemer eventually caught up in her own game. The scenes of conflict between June and Devon are there in theory but are simply not exploited.

    The audience expects a dramatic flare up between the two women in the classic sense: "good" girl against "bad" girl. Alas, there's no shouting or screaming, pulling of hair, glass shattering, dishes smashing and tables tumbling. There's no passion at all! It might be corny but even some little action between the heroine and the villain, a little hot, intense girl on girl fight scene, for example, would bump up the entertainment value, providing some dramatic relief to the monotony of poor script.

    Finally, many of the personalities portrayed appear "out of character" with their real person seeming to take over at times, leaving one wondering whether we're still in the movie or in a reality TV series.

    Overall the film needs some serious editing and a major script overhaul but that's probably not to be expected from its Canadian producers.
  • ru_thaker7 June 2016
    Warning: Spoilers
    This film had a lot of potential had they chosen good actors and thought it through a bit more for it to be more convincing and in affect, underestimates and condescends the audience. It's really cheesy, cringey, and unnatural when June talks out loud her thoughts. Often happens in badly made films. Her acting in this is awful generally. You never see Traci's parents in scenes together, OK except the very end. Traci's mother at the hospital and June's lack of portraying real grief- are far too composed and stiff. So unrealistic. Anyone with an ounce of common sense would pre warn the cops and have a dicta-phone ready when talking to Traci at the hospital and at the end in the parking lot- genius place to meet in the dark with disturbed teen psychopaths! This is ridiculous.
  • wes-connors23 March 2015
    Seventeen-year-old Erin Sanders (as Traci Scott) corroborates a classmate's story about being sexually molested by an otherwise beloved science teacher. To upset students and entertain viewers, he is arrested at work. We quickly learn there's another side to the story. The presumed victim, pretty and popular blonde Chloe Rose (as Devon Cavanor), got a bad grade from Rob Stewart (as Gilbert "Gil" Adkins) and decided to get revenge. Heart-throbbing boyfriend Zack Peladeau (as Jay Allerson) helps Ms. Rose get even...

    This "Lifetime" TV Movie is supposed to be based on a true story; that's somewhat believable, but this presentation struggles with credulity. The student liar suffers the most, as Ms. Sanders seems way too smart for her part. The writers' having an undercover teacher, red-haired Alex Paxton-Beesley (as June Gailey), enter the drama and attempt to uncover the truth helps keep the story interesting. Director Anthony Lefresne does good work with Ms. Paxton-Beesley in the classroom. She should have been the protagonist.

    ***** Guilty at 17 (7/20/14) Anthony Lefresne ~ Erin Sanders, Alex Paxton-Beesley, Chloe Rose, Zack Peladeau