I had intended to save this movie for my Lifetime Kills column (which I just don't update enough), since I just saw it and was frankly blown away. Then I saw Plain Truth was streaming on Hulu, so I thought, what the heck, right?
Let's put the cards on the table, I have seen a lot of Lifetime movies in my day and so you know it's no understatement when I say Plain Truth is the best movie ever produced for Lifetime. No. Joke. Mariska Hargitay plays a soulless lawyer who gets attached to the case of her life when she takes on defending a teenage Amish girl who is accused of killing her newborn baby. To make things even stranger, this girl swears she's never had sex. Mmmm-hmmm.
It's twists and turns aplenty here, and while some of it is by the book, Plain Truth is a supremely solid mystery that keeps you guessing. If you take this one on, makes sure you watch it until the end, because the final few moments are jaw-dropping. It's a modern movie that uses a classic formula to build suspense and create a wonderful mystery, just like they did in them olden days.
Maybe I'll do this film some justice with a review for my column... one day...