4 January 2017 | wes-connors
The Wrong Woman Sequel
Four years after suffering through "The Wrong Woman" (2013), attractive single mother Danica McKellar (as Ellen Plainview) has left her job in the dentist's office. She has completed law school and is, presently, a very successful defense attorney. This is great news because the shrouded figure committing a murder in the opening minutes may be Ms. McKellar's 17-year-old daughter Paige Searcy (as Julie Anne Plainview). The college-bound young woman is suddenly arrested for the mysterious stabbing. Police don't mess around and Ms. Searcy is rushed to jail faster than you can say Jack Robinson. The police are convinced Searcy is guilty. She says, "Mommy, I didn't do it!" but can't help much with the case...
Nice to see veteran Veronica Cartwright as the main judge and "Cheers" to George Wendt in a small role...
The case is eventually solved and the mysterious murderer is positively identified. You'll have to watch to see if it's Searcy or someone else. Fast-talking police detective Jaleel White (as Gene Hamer) is convinced Searcy stabbed the teacher. His determination is inappropriately funny. Best girlfriend Caroline Sunshine (as Sylvie Garrett) is very supportive. She can't be cast as the unattractive best friend who is unable to attract boys when compared to Searcy, however. So, what was it about "The Wrong Woman" that warranted a sequel? Probably it was highly successful, commercially, meaning high ratings for the original and re-airings. Congratulations to director Richard Gabai and writer Leland Douglas.
*** Mommy, I Didn't Do It (1/1/2017) Richard Gabai ~ Danica McKellar, Paige Searcy, Jaleel White, Caroline Sunshine