Sometimes a movie title resonates in unintentional ways. In the case of "A Mother's Nightmare" (8 tonight, Lifetime) little did I know I would be the mother and watching this film would be my nightmare.
OK, that's melodramatic. But watching this movie evoked that silent scream in me, you know, that rage you feel when something on screen is just too ridiculous or when characters do things too darn stupid to bear.
When we first meet 17-year-old sociopath Vanessa (Jessica Lowndes) she's being thrown out of a funeral for reasons that aren't clear. Next thing we know the orphan is sent to a new town and new foster care family by her social worker.