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"Committed" review by Suzanne
Premieres Sunday, April 17 at 8 pm et/5 pm pt on LMN

"Committed" is kind of your typical women-in-trouble movie that you see a lot on Lifetime. It has a pretty good plot, and there are lots of questions in the first half, but it hints at the answer pretty soon, and you're left with a certain cliché about mental hospitals that I won't say here. I don't want to totally give the plot away.

It's about a woman, Dr.DuPont, who has had a traumatic experience and drives to this mental institution in the country to start a new job and get her mind off her troubles.

But of course, all is not as it seems, and it leaves both the heroine and the viewers questioning reality all through the movie. But it is a bit predictable, especially in the second half. I'm not saying it's a complete waste of time, but it's pretty heavy-handed. It does have a spooky atmosphere that you may like, and the acting is fine. It has good atmosphere with lots of storms and power outages and creaky passages.

Andrea Roth, whom you may recognize from "Blue Bloods" or "Rescue Me", stars as Celeste DuPont. Richard Burgi is one of the other doctors there. He looks handsome as ever, and they play off that.

At least it has a fairly good ending. I hate when these type of movies end with a depressing ending (the heroine dies or is trapped). So rest assured if you watch it, it won't be disappointing in that regard.

More info:

On Sunday, April 17 at 8pm ET/ 5pm PT, Lifetime Movie Network will premiere Committed, a psychological thriller that follows a psychiatric doctor who has a job at a facility for the criminally insane, only to find that she has been admitted as a patient. Is she really a doctor, did she have a mental breakdown...or is her mind just playing tricks on her?

The movie stars Andrea Roth (Rescue Me, Blue Bloods) and Richard Burgi (Desperate Housewives, 24) and will keep you guessing until the very end.

About Committed
Having recently lost her fiancé, clinical psychologist Celeste DuPont (Andrea Roth) decides to accept a staff position at New England’s Milburn Institute, a remote psychiatric facility for the criminally insane. Under the careful guidance of her mentor, Dr. Quilley (Peter MacNeill), Celeste subscribes to his method of therapy, allowing the patients to consider themselves “guests” and letting each create a persona of their choice. But to her horror, Celeste learns that she has actually been committed to the facility as a patient and that she’s trapped in the institution. After several attempts to escape, strange visions and her relationship with Dr. Desmond Moore (Richard Burgi) begin to make her doubt her own sanity. Celeste must now uncover the truth before she becomes a permanent guest.

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