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Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey

By Barbara Shulgasser-Parker, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Girl uses smarts to escape from rapist; violence.

Movie NR 2018 87 minutes
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age 15+

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age 15+

Believe me

I put 15+ since there's a lot of violence, rape, sexual assault, abusive role models and implying bad messages. But overall it comes down to the maturity level of who's watching it. It's definetly not horror movie scary but there is a few jumpy bits and out of nowhere flashbacks but when you know when it is you get used to it. Towards the end theres a lot of good role models but at the start there's abusive households and sexual assault. There is also guns and a lot of violence but I guess it's on maturity a bit. Even tho I'm under the age I've implied I am

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Once the action in Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey focuses on the investigation leading to the capture of Lisa's attacker, director Jim Donovan provides a gripping and satisfying narrative. Lisa's high intelligence, astounding eye for detail, and unusual ability to recall the tiniest but most helpful particulars has the audience rooting for her all the way. The movie emphasizes how she used her skills for placating her uncaring mother and grandmother and the grandmother's sexually-abusive boyfriend to save herself from her murderous abductor. Katie Douglas gives a searing performance of a girl with courage and smarts to spare.

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