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  • Tye-Grr
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    What was once thought to be an April Fool’s joke or a cancelled project is actually alive and well! The Will Ferrell/Kristen Wiig Lifetime movie thriller ‘A Deadly Adoption’ in which the pair play a couple housing a pregnant woman whose child they will adopt is coming to the network on June 20th per their Hollywood billboards. Hollywood Reporter has the scoop- http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/secret-will-ferrell-lifetime-movie-799745?facebook_20150602

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    Tye-Grr
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    This sounds like the ultimate campy Lifetime movie and I can’t wait. What do you guys think? Are you glad to see that the project is real? And if you never heard of it before, are you surprised to learn of its existence? Who else is excited?

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    24Emmy
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    Ha. I’m sure it’ll be very campy.

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    bondzzz
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    If this is going the route of “The Spoils of Babylon”, then it will definitely be. It took me some time to get the format but I was enjoying it a few episodes in. 

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    KyleBailey
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    Teaser is out and set for June 20th to air. Didn’t realize we were getting this so fast 

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    Handprintsandgoodgrips
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    Lifetime or not, I will watch this!

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    DominicCobb
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    Yep, this might be the first Lifetime movie I’ll ever watch.

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    Tye-Grr
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    Extended TV spot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F7cyCuMcU8k    

    I kind of like how straight they’re playing this. It’ll be even funnier for me if the whole thing just plays like a typical, straight-forward Lifetime movie.  

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    BTN
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    Very typical lifetime movie! Wiig and Ferrell were perfect.

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    KyleBailey
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    My review: 

    It has its heart in the right place but it plays it way too safe. Instead of being a spoof of a Lifetime movie, it just becomes a Lifetime movie. It’s boring, bland, and not fun at all and by the end of the movie you just want to know what was their plan? Spoof? Serious? Or just Same old same old? Ferrell and Wiig do a good job but the material just doesn’t do them favors dramatically nor comedically. One of my favorite new comedic discovery Bryan Safi delivers the funny moments of the movie and almost out did Ferrell and Wiig honestly. Jessica Lowndes had as much charisma as Megan Fox (not a compliment) and has a future at Lifetime because there just is not much going on there. It starts off really promising but starts to fizzle. They needed to take some notes from their better Lifetime spoof The Spoils of Babylon and work more on making a campy spoof rather than a copy cat of an actual Lifetime movie. 3 1/2 stars 

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    Awardsfunyay
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    This was WEIRD.

    Also I quite liked Jessica Lowndes actually, because she was so dramatic that it worked to make fun of the lifetime movie theme more than Ferrell and Wiig did. 

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    BenitoDelicias
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    This was basically a huge waste of time for everybody involved and us. There was nothing remotely necessary about this except to give Jessica Lowndes and Erik Paladino some work, I guess. It wasn’t funny, it wasn’t a parody, it wasn’t campy, it wasn’t anything else but a typical Lifetime movie and nobody needed another one of those, except Lifetime. If Ferrell and Wiig have enough time on their hands to waste it like this, then sure why not, have fun doing this thing, but it doesn’t mean it isn’t useless because it wasn’t fun. It wasn’t even an excercise in expanding their dramatic chops or to put a dramatic performance out there that nobody trusted they could do, because in the end, they weren’t even that good in that department. Except for that fight which was kind of good and weird seeing Wiig in a scene like that.

    Hopefully they make The Spoils sequel quickly so we can forget about this. 

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    Leon94
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    Of course, this movie may not get nominated for Emmys. But it was decent to watch. With this being on Lifetime, it may not win any Emmys though.

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    Icky
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    This was a prototypical Lifetime movie with a few winks at the audience. I guess I didn’t mind that. At least it was less exhausting than ‘Spoils’.

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