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A Deadly Adoption (2015)

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A distanced couple decide to take in a seemingly innocent pregnant woman in hopes of adopting her unborn child. However, there is more to a book than its cover.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Will Ferrell ... Robert Benson
Kristen Wiig ... Sarah Benson
Jessica Lowndes ... Bridgette Gibson
Alyvia Alyn Lind ... Sully Benson
Jake Weary ... Dwayne Tisdale
Erik Palladino ... Sheriff
Bryan Safi ... Charlie
Debra Christofferson ... Ellen Macy
Carolyn Hennesy ... Debby
Kellita Smith ... Officer Mason
Antonia Stout ... Julia
Mara Hall ... Coffee Lady
Matt Corboy ... Stan
Robert Gantzos ... Jerry
Cal Gibson Cal Gibson ... Old Man


Living in the small town of Storm Lake, married upper middle class couple Robert and Sarah Benson faced a life changing incident five years ago when a freak accident led to a then pregnant Sarah, an organic hobby farmer, losing the baby and not being able to conceive children anymore. Feeling guilty for not fixing their broken dock which caused the accident, Robert, an author of personal financial management self help books, took to the bottle, although he has now been sober for six months. Robert dotes on their only child, six year old Sully, and constantly worries about her diabetic condition. They are pursuing adoption as Sarah believes another child would bring a much needed balance into their lives, especially in getting Robert out of his funk. He has been in this state specifically since his last book tour, about which he does not remember much due to his drinking and hard partying. They believe they have finally found the perfect adoption mother in Bridgette Gibson, a young ... Written by Huggo

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


The birth of a plan gone wrong.


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Release Date:

20 June 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Adopción peligrosa See more »

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1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?


On April 2, 2015, a day after it was made public that this movie would be released, Will Ferrell declared his disappointment that the "top secret project" became public. He said that he and Wiig decided to forego the project altogether, indicating that it wouldn't be released. See more »


Husband of Julia: [beginning of film; cuts cake] Okay, if you're gonna force me.
Julia: [laughs] No one's forcing you; you can stop anytime.
Man at table: So, Robert, your latest book's at the top of the bestseller list, huh.
Robert Benson: [holding Sully, focused on her] Ah, it's creeping up there! My agent's really been pushing it. Little Sully here could care less about bestsellers.
Julia: [sympathetically] Oh, maybe she doesn't read your books, but the rest of us do.
Robert Benson: [looks up, grateful] And I thank you.
Husband of Julia: Seriously, those books have helped Julia and I ...
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Definitely Not The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom
21 June 2015 | by klasikvhsSee all my reviews

The main difference between this movie of the week and the amazingly wonderful Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, which was also a movie of the week and based on a true crime story...is that The PTAATC-MM was done with a highly skilled crew of professionals. While watching A Deadly Adoption it is so PAINFULLY clear that the script is rotten, the performances are rotten and can not hide behind the guise of "camp". "Camp" is one of my favorite genres. And this ain't "camp"...it's more like "CRAMP" because of the feeling i got in my gut from wasting time watching it....or more precisely...CRAP. Don't believe the spin doctors who are trying to pawn it off as classic camp. It is merely a situation where a writer (from SNL) got his actor pals (from SNL) to agree to make a little cash real quick-like...all on Lifetime's dime.

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