By David Hinckley
NEW YORK DAILY NEWS
The year 2013 isn’t half over and we already may have a winner for Worst Girlfriend of the Year: Jodi Arias.
Lifetime also may win this year’s award for “fastest turnaround of a sordid real-life story into a creepy TV movie.”
The real-life Arias, as HLN devotees remember from just a few short weeks ago, killed her ex-boyfriend because he refused to become as obsessed with her as she was with him.
It’s a sad, tragic, awful story, of course, and viewers might wonder why we need it retold in dramatic form so soon after the real-life case ended with her murder conviction.
The question is valid. The answer is Tania Raymonde, who plays Arias with a disturbing intensity that makes her more than just another psycho stalker.
That’s the core of the film. It isn’t until 15 minutes from the end that we get to the killing, while the trial is telescoped into a series of quick-cut vignettes
An interesting footnote here is that Lifetime built a good part of its reputation on movies about women victimized by sociopathic men.
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