If you want the real story, of course read their books. I'm sure this will not be the only movie made about such a horrific and truly astonishing event, my only hope is that it is made with more depth, thought, accuracy,and better acting. Amanda Berry Samantha Doke and Gina DeJesus Katie Sarife were also physically, mentally and sexually abused by their monster captor. How is it possible with people visiting that house? Might have been better to show things from all three victims points of view. Overall, the film certainly was enthralling. Michelle needed to separate herself from them in order to heal, since she was older and went through some atrocities they did not such as being forced to miscarry 5 times and losing custody of her son it is certainly understandable that she would need space from her two fellow captors in order to heal For the film to completely lie and try to paint Michelle as the one abandoned is a complete and utter disservice to Amanda and Gina.
The direction and performances are impressive for a movie made for television. I am stunned the police were this blind, how this man was literally hiding in plain sight for so long. By the end I was in tears, they go thru so much but what Michelle Knight the single mother went thru is followed by even more, incredibly sad. Okay, let's try another approach, imagine this was a novel or a film script, would it get past the slush pile or anywhere near a studio? And while Knight, DeJesus, Berry, and Berry's daughter may be finally free of Castro and his prison home, anyone who knows their story wishes them peace in being able to move on from the hell they were put through. Once inside his house, he imprisons her with chains in a dark room.
Actor Raymond Cruz recently starred in the multi Emmy winning series Breaking Bad as drug kingpin Tuco Salamanca. Vapid, bland acting on the part of the lead who plays Michelle Knight, does not look like her, act like her, talk like her, I cannot understand why this untalented woman was cast as this part. He drags her body down the steps to his basement where he rapes her. His , but the decade of torture these women went through will not soon be forgotten. Although difficult to watch at times due to the implied brutality, I was unable to take my eyes from the screen the entire movie. The story shows things from mainly one victim's point of view.
It's hard to believe that you are you watching events that these women actually went through and someone could be so evil to put them through it which makes it hard to watch at times, but its a story that needed to be told. The most shocking is that the man treats its prisoners of as if they are not people. I don't think any Lifetime movie claims to be scene by scene the actual real life story. DeJesus and Knight were rescued from the home shortly after. In 2013, Amanda succeeds in escaping from the house and the police arrive and release the women.
It almost ignores the other two which is beyond frustrating. Raymond is a bit too scary to be the wolf in sheep's clothing that Ariel was. The image of a beaten up white house on a Cleveland street haunts people who followed the news back in 2013 when three women, who were held captive in said home for around 10 years, exited out the screened-in porch door. Gina and Amanda see each other every week and are in constant contact and in fact wrote a book together. No store or restraunt here took down the fliers until the women were rescued. She went thru 11 years of absolute hell, thinking of nothing but being free and seeing here sweet son again who was only 3 at the time, just to be told that bc she was kidnapped and didnt show he was up for adoption and his adopted family didn't want them to have any contact. The fact is it was Michelle who needed to separate herself from Gina and Amanda and told them both this, even though they are still in contact to this day.
This 90 minute film also does a good job of encapsulating the friendship and feeling of family the three girls shared which most likely made it a bit more bearable under the circumstances of being chained, beaten and repeatedly raped. She is kept as a sex slave for 11 years during which he also kidnaps Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus. She realizes that she is late and accepts the ride from her acquaintance Ariel Castro Raymond Cruz , who is the father of a schoolmate. Michelle would be forced to help deliver a child birthed by Amanda. Its' sad because its supposed to highlight the fact that Michelle is alone again, no family, no son and now now help from the other two people she could share her story with. The on Saturday, May 2 at 8 p.
All this movie did for me was shed more light on what went on in the house and Ariel's relationship with the girls, so for that I can't fault it much. The woman plotted ways to escape and physically tried making their bodies stronger. First of all, I do not like shows of this nature and the happenings of what goes on with woman or men in nature. Then remembering his birthday every single year, praying, singing, dreaming and thinking of seeing him again despite her captor constantly bringing her down in every way every chance he could. Once she entered the second floor, he tied her up and she wouldn't leave the home again besides going in the backyard for 11 years.
We can all ask that question, but wisdom is hindsight is a wonderful thing. In fact the film also depicts how Ariel Castro beat Michelle up when he felt she was pregnant with his child and so he ensured Michelle would abort the fetus by hitting her in the stomach with a barbell and kicking her in the stomach. I hope the victims benefit financially from this film and if so I recommend the film to parents and children alike to ensure one of the films messages is clear. And very poorly done at that. He lures Michelle telling that his dog delivered several puppies and he would like to give one to her for Joey. For eleven years, Michelle is beaten and submitted to sexual abuse and abortion.
My best wishes for these four victims in that home is that that their futures are filled with every good thing that they would like from now on, that they will find love and appreciation and healing and fulfillment. Taryn Manning plays a tremendous part in this true story. Under the guise of a friendly and kind person, Ariel Castro hides its true nature kidnapper and rapist. Ariel Castro captured three women — Knight, Amanda Berry, and Gina DeJesus — and forced them to live in his home while violently torturing them and sexually abusing them. I have never seen Taryn Manning in a leading role and I must say she really done a superb job. He gets her a puppy, but when she tries to escape after he tricks her something he commonly did so the women wouldn't try to leave the home , in front of her. Deception he lured Michael into his home, where it remains for a long eleven years.