“Pretty Little Stalker” will keep you engaged throughout its time length, but I can’t say it should be high up on your watchlist.
|Screenplay By||Patrick Robert Young|
|Date Released (Digital – Netflix)||3/31/2020|
|Genre(s)||Crime, Drama, Thriller|
|Duration||1 Hour, 23 Minutes|
This content contains pertinent spoilers.
Lorna is a famous self-help author who has used her own experiences, like that from her first marriage, to find great success. However, in providing guidance to others, she has found herself the subject to great ire. But, while some may choose to simply confront her, others decide to try to take away from her what they feel she inspired others to take from them.
What Must Also Be Noted
- Heather Morris, if that is the reason you’re watching, isn’t really in the film.
On The Fence
It’s Watchable, But Corny
“Pretty Little Stalker” is y no means aiming to do something we haven’t seen with stalker movies. Add in it is only TV-14, it doesn’t even get to compensate for its story by being gory or shocking. Instead, what we get is run of the mill acting to go with its run of the mill story and corny, perhaps cringey if you want to be overly critical, dialog.
But, with that said, it is watchable. Ashley Rickards, as Mallory, brings just enough drama to keep you engaged, and while her seduction of Mark and her other antics are limited by the TV-14 rating, she’ll keep you going until the end.
Would Watch Again? – One and Done (75)
Rating: Mixed (Divisive)
The main issue with “Pretty Little Stalker” is that it doesn’t go far enough with the storyline, it’s characters, or what Mallory does or has planned. With that, you see a huge amount of limitations that didn’t lead to creative ideas as much as succumbing to what could not be done. Hence the mixed label.
Pretty Little Stalker Ending Spoilers
At least midway through the film, it is revealed Mallory’s mom was killed by her dad because she was going to leave him. The ability and idea to do so, per Mallory, came from Lorna’s book. But, to add insult to injury, Mallory believed she was going to be left as well.
So, keeping that in mind, she decided she was going to teach Lorna a lesson by taking her son, and eventually killing him, out of revenge. However, Lorna catches on to who Mallory is just in time to save her son and shoot Mallory. Thus ending Mallory tormenting her and giving her just the inspiration she needs to complete yet another book.
Mallory doesn’t die in the film, so she could return for a sequel. Especially since now there is one book which was popularized due to Mallory’s suffering and now a new book based upon Mallory justifying what happened to her, and to her readers, it wasn’t their fault. So she has even more reason now to come after Lorna.