Parents' Guide to

A Daughter's Nightmare

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Family member menace makes this one iffy for young viewers.

TV Lifetime Drama 2014
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age 11+

Based on 1 parent review

age 11+

Very Good

This movie was wonderful! I watched it about 3 times in one day. I really liked it and it's a good thriller. It is mostly about drugs and has a little bit of fighting but other than that, it's very appropriate.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking

Is It Any Good?

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Parents say (1):
Kids say (3):

Munchausen by proxy, the disorder where its sufferers try to cause symptoms, and even death, in their victims, is certainly a deeply creepy issue, not the least because those who have it typically target their nearest and dearest: kids, parents, siblings. This, plus the fact that all the violence and menace in this television movie is body horror, may make this particular outing more interesting to those who favor death-in-the-family type true crime thrillers -- and also more potentially traumatic for sensitive or younger viewers.

Osment is a natural and very appealing actress, and it's easy to buy her as a college kid who's just worried about her mom. The villain of the piece radiates authentic menace, and is a good counterpoint to Osment's critical co-ed. This television movie holds no surprises, nor does it rise above its source material, but those who enjoy the "menaced women" genre will probably enjoy it well enough.

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