Lifetime tackles spousal abuse with Run for Your Life

Run for your Life Lifetime Amy Smart

Lately Lifetime has been hitting the hard issues for their exploitation dramas. Coming off a film about a football team drugging and raping a girl (for which I was accused of being part of the “Dems sex platform agenda” because of my controversial stance that rape is wrong. I welcoming being part of that agenda, thank you very much!) I’m also against spousal abuse, which has been in the news a lot lately thanks to the NFL’s bungling of the Ray Rice incident, that being him punching his soon-to-be wife and getting a slap on the wrist, until the tape hit the internet. The tape the NFL claims to have not seen, even though everyone involved says they did see it.

On that note, Run for Your Life features another abusive dickwad, and the wife that escapes with her two children. But as he’s gone all stalker on her, she’s now forced to either disappear forever or kill him. Judging from the shot of her holding a gun, she might be leaning towards the latter. Amy Smart stars as the wife, Meredith, she’s been showing some of her makeup work on instagram. Run for Your Life also stars Aislyn Watson, Genea Charpentier, Mark Humphrey, and Lochlyn Munro.

Run for Your Life is directed by Michael Scott (who also helmed the upcoming Hallmark Movie Channel movie Along Came a Nanny) and written by Benita Garvin (Lifetime’s Girl Fight) As Lifetime once again is bad with promotions, there isn’t a trailer to see how serious the tone is. Heck, it was hard to even find a promotional image to use!

Run for Your Life premieres October 4th on Lifetime

Inspired by a true story. Fleeing with her two children from an abusive ex-husband, a woman must make the difficult choice to disappear or kill him.

via Lifetime