Accused at 17

  • Doug Campbell (2009)
  • US
  • 89 min
Film Review
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2 out of 5

High-schooler Nicole Gale Anderson learns big lessons about trust in this flimsy and cliché-packed crime tale that sees her framed for murdering a classmate by one of her best friends. Consequently, it's up to her tenacious mum (a robust Cynthia Gibb) to uncover the truth and reveal how a mean girl-style revenge plan turned deadly. Skeletal plotting ensures Gibb achieves her goals with unconvincing ease; outsmarting the two investigating cops, whose lame and incongruous banter proves the weakly written script's worst offence. A final-act shift into exaggerated, psycho-teen territory makes the narrative a tad meatier and allows Janet Montgomery to shine as Anderson's backstabbing - and increasingly unhinged - pal, but sadly poor direction robs even these more dramatic events of both suspense and emotional impact.

Plot Summary

Crime drama starring Cynthia Gibb and Nicole Gale Anderson. Things get out of hand when three teenage girls hatch a revenge plot against the girl who cheated with one of their boyfriends.

Cast and crew

Cast

Jacqui
Cynthia Gibb
Bianca
Nicole Gale Anderson
Fallyn
Janet Montgomery
Sarah
Stella Maeve
Richard
William R Moses
Dory
Lindsay Taylor

Crew

Director
Doug Campbell

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Categories
Drama

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