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Linda Kolkena Broderick:
[after Betty keeps taking snapshots of Linda behind Linda's back at Kate's high school graduation ceremony]
I'm going to make this quick. I don't want to ruin Kate's day, as you seem to be intent on doing, but if you point that thing at me again, you're going to be photographing the inside of your own throat! Got it?
[Betty snaps the camera again]
[chuckling, with mock sincerity]
It's always lovely to see ya!
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I hate, loathed, DESPISED every minute I saw of this piece of worthlessness about a cold-blooded killer who, if she is one iota as dreadful as she is portrayed to be, does not DESERVE a TV-movie, much less one where she is looked upon as some vague icon(though that subject is more covered in the hideously boring sequal.)
Betty Broderick is about the most hateful, grating characters ever to "grace" my television set. Basically, she gets angry about her husband leaving her, so she stalks her husband and his mistress by leaving a zillion vulgar, curse-filled messages on his answering machine, harassing them at her daughter's graduation by taking pictures every time the mistress moved, sabotaging their wedding plans, and eventually going to their house and shooting them both...multiple times.
Do I approve of adultry? Nope. Yet, this movie is so horrifcly awful that I was stuck viewing the adulterer as the figure of SYMPATHY! Who'd WANT to live with a witch like Betty?
Of course, much of this takes place in court, unless I'm confusing it with its boring sequal(I only watched to see if it would be equally as annoying, but it's just...dull), and there, Betty manages to manipulate things so that she can attempt to be some figure of sympathy because her husband "neglected" her and used "legal bullying" to triuph in the divorce suit.
Needless to say, I wasn't swayed. Why did she work five jobs to put her husband through law school? That just makes me think she's weird. And give me legal bullying over the junk that Betty pulled any day. Really, it all just made me wonder why her husband didn't leave her a long time ago?
I would not object to any of this if the film even TRIED to make it look like what Betty was doing was wrong, sick, and deranged, but instead they just show her being a "feminist icon"(forgive me if I mix things up with the sequal) and not even somewhat acting SORRY. What happens if this garbage INFLUENCES a person to kill somebody "Betty-style?"
Honestly, unless they're going to use the profits to compensate the victim's families, or her family, don't bother making movies like this. They're just disgusting and totally not necessary. The world does NOT need to be informed of the likes of Betty Broderick, who probably got a sick thrill out of the fact that she got a TV-movie made about her.
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