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"He Loves Me" review by Suzanne
Premieres Monday, March 7 on Lifetime at 9pm et/pt

This is not a good movie. I will say that flat out. It's terrible. That is a real shame because it had potential, and that  was wasted. Heather Locklear and the other actors do fine jobs in it. It's just the plot that is God-awful.

Without giving it away, let me say this: what ruins the movie for me is Locklear's character and how she behaves. The first half of the movie, she is kind of weird and whiny, and not someone I liked too much, but about half way through the movie something happens that causes me to lose all sympathy for her. Then, for a little while, things are very interesting, and I sort of forget about whether I care about her or not, because the plot takes interesting twists and turns...then the ending is really awful.  Just really really bad. If you are a huge Heather Locklear fan, maybe you will like the movie, but I doubt it.

Okay, here is some SPOILER SPACE so I can go into more detail, for those of you who don't care about spoilers.

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Imagine if you were watching the movie "Fatal Attraction", only, instead of dying at the end, Glenn Close's character kills the wife and ends up with the husband and kids, and they don't even suspect that she did it. That's how bad this movie is. Oh, and sorry, but Heather Locklear is no Glenn Close! Even if she is prettier...

At first, you just think Locklear's character, a real estate agent named Laura, is cheating on her husband, and she has a few problems, and she had a hard childhood. Then about halfway through the movie, she starts stalking the woman that she thinks her husband is cheating on her with. Never mind that she's already cheating on him! Or so we think. She gets into a fight with this woman, and the woman gets hung (it's more or less an accident, but Laura does not do anything to help her or stop what is going on). That's when I pretty much lost all sympathy for her. I mean, she's the heroine of this movie, and now she's a murderer. I have a big problem with that. So I had to stop watching the movie and then come back a little while later and pick it up again (only because Lifetime asks me to review their movies-- otherwise I would have changed the channel and never come back).

Then we start seeing that ALL IS NOT AS IT SEEMS.  We figure out that Laura is even more messed-up than we thought, and some of the things that we thought were going on, like her cheating on her husband, may all be in her head. That's when it got kind of interesting, for a while, because then it's like a puzzle, figuring out who or what is real, and you think, well, maybe she didn't really kill that woman, or maybe she will go to jail, but she'll at least get some help and be healed.  But no. Things get much worse, she kills more people, and things get more and more stupid.

Her psychiatrist, who suspects that Laura may be disturbed, meets her in some dark alley, and Laura kills her. I mean, come on, how stupid could this woman be? That was totally ridiculous. Somehow I doubt many psychiatrists do something that stupid. Then, at the end, we see that Laura was not really married to the man, and she stalks him, and the movie ends with them meeting and making nice, and she may actually end up with him. She doesn't go to jail or get any kind of punishment, even though she's killed three people!! I hate when they have contrived plot or have people acting stupid.

It was a completely disappointing ending.  What a terrible, terrible, movie. It's so sad that anyone thought that it was worth putting on TV in this fashion. Usually I enjoy Lifetime movies. Not this one!

PRESS RELEASE:

HEATHER LOCKLEAR STARS IN

LIFETIME ORIGINAL MOVIE HE LOVES ME,

PREMIERING MONDAY, MARCH 7

LOS ANGELES, CA (February 8, 2011) -- Entertainment icon Heather Locklear (Lifetime’s Flirting

with Forty, Melrose Place) and Max Martini (The Unit) star in the Lifetime Original Movie He Loves

Me, premiering Monday, March 7 at 9pm ET/PT. The psychological thriller follows the story of a

woman whose seemingly perfect life begins to fall apart after discovering her husband is cheating on her,

leading her on a path of murder and destruction.

ABOUT HE LOVES ME

By all appearances in He Loves Me, Laura (Locklear) believes she leads the idyllic life. She’s a

successful Seattle real estate agent, presumably happily married to one of the city’s leading cardiologists

and mother to their darling six year old daughter. When Laura begins to suspect her husband is cheating

on her, she is devastated by his infidelity, despite having a torrid affair of her own. Desperately trying to

save her marriage, Laura’s mysterious past begins to emerge, making her more paranoid, delusional and

violent in alarming ways. As her mental state continues to unravel, whoever gets in the way of Laura’s

myriad of fantasies becomes expendable -- no matter who they are – revealing the shocking dream world

that insulates her from reality.

ABOUT THE PRODUCTION

Produced by Tell Me a Story Productions for Lifetime, He Loves Me is executive produced by Anne

Carlucci (Lifetime’s Hostile Makeover, Killer Hair) and produced by Harvey Kahn (Lifetime Movie

Network’s Sins of the Mother). Jeff Renfroe (Lifetime Movie Network’s Seven Deadly Sins) directed the

film from a teleplay by Joyce Brotman (The Soul Collector).

ABOUT LIFETIME TELEVISION

Lifetime Television is committed to offering the highest quality entertainment and information

programming, and advocating a wide range of issues affecting women and their families. Lifetime

Television®, Lifetime Movie Network®, Lifetime Real Women® and Lifetime Digital™ (which includes

myLifetime.com, LMN.tv, Lifetime Games, Roiworld.com, DressUpChallenge.com, MothersClick.com

and LifetimeMoms.com) are part of Lifetime Entertainment Services, LLC, a subsidiary of A&E

Television Networks, LLC. A&E Television Networks is a joint venture of the Disney-ABC Television

Group, Hearst Corporation and NBC Universal.

HEATHER LOCKLEAR

Biography

“Laura”

Best known for creating some of television’s most memorable characters, six-time Golden

Globe® nominee Heather Locklear has enjoyed a prolific career in both television and film.

Named as one of the most influential icons of television by Entertainment Weekly, Locklear’s

credits include starring roles in the hit series Spin City, Melrose Place, Dynasty, and T.J.

Hooker. She also starred in the HBO thriller Double Tap, the NBC telefilm Shattered Mind and

the ABC miniseries Texas Justice.

Locklear starred in the Lifetime Original Movie, Flirting with Forty, about a divorced mother of

two on the brink of her 40th birthday who, while on vacation, finds an unexpected romance with

a much younger man and learns that life can begin at 40. Flirting with Forty rated in the top

three original movies for the network among Households and Women 18+. Prior to that, she was

the star of Lifetime’s Angels Fall, based on the best-selling novel by Nora Roberts. Its premiere

was one of the top ten most watched program telecasts in the history of the channel among

Women 18+.

Locklear starred with Hilary Duff and Chris Noth in The Perfect Man. She was also featured in

MGM’s Uptown Girls and in Warner Bros.’ Looney Tunes: Back in Action. Locklear has been

named three times on People Magazine’s Most Beautiful List. In addition to her beauty and

talent, Locklear serves on the Board of Directors for the Motion Picture & Television Fund and

supports The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. A native of Southern

California, she resides in Los Angeles with her daughter Ava.

MAX MARTINI

Biography

“Sam”

Max Martini began his acting career at the Neighborhood Playhouse in New York City, and

completed his training with the esteemed acting coach Michael Howard. During his studies, he

co-founded New York-based theater company, “Theater North Collaborative,” comprised of

American and Canadian actors, playwrights and directors dedicated to producing new works

from both sides of the border. He then took a break from acting to focus on his early love of fine

art, attending the School of Visual Arts in Manhattan, where he received his BFA. After

completing college, Martini began to work steadily in both film and television projects.

Martini is most well known for his role in the CBS drama, The Unit and the FOX series, Lie to

Me and 24. Other television work includes starring in HBO pilot All Signs of Death. For film,

Martini recently completed production on Luc Besson’s Colombiana with Zoe Saldana and is

currently prepping to film the WWII feature No Better Place to Die, which begins principal

photography in mid-2011. Additional film credits include Saving Private Ryan, Redbelt, The

Great Raid, Trooper and Contact. Martini also starred in the independent films, Pictures of

Baby Jane Doe, Cement and Backroads.

Contact:

Kannie Yu LaPack

(310) 556-7582

Kannie.yulapack@aetn.com

CREDITS

Produced By Tell Me a Story Productions for Lifetime Television

The Cast

Laura HEATHER LOCKLEAR

Sam MAX MARTINI

Dr. Browning GABRIELLE ROSE

Nick DYLAN NEAL

Suzanne JILL TEED

Brunette HOLLY DIGNARD

Charley ROBERT MOLONEY

Emily MEGAN CHARPENTIER

Production

Executive Producer ANNE CARLUCCI

Producer HARVEY KAHN

Director JEFF RENFROE

Teleplay by JOYCE BROTMAN

Director of Photography ADAM SLIWINSKI

Production Designer MONIKA CHOYNOWSKI

Editor RICHARD SCHWADEL C.C.E

Music By JAMES GELDAND

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