Return to Zero with Lifetime

Return to Zero Lifetime

Lifetime takes a break from exploitative dramas and literary adaptations (that often double as exploitative dramas) to present an actual drama with Return to Zero. It features a couple that is shattered after a miscarriage, but then gets a second chance due to an unplanned pregnancy. It looks to edge closer to realism than crazy, but that can be good as well when done correctly. Return to Zero stars Minnie Driver, Paul Adelstein, Alfred Molina, and Kathy Baker, and is written and directed by Sean Hanish.

The plot:

Based on a true story, Return to Zero, tells the story of a successful couple, Maggie and Aaron, who are preparing for the arrival of their first child. Just weeks before their due date they are devastated to discover that their baby son has died in the womb and will be stillborn.

The two attempt to go on with their lives but cannot escape their postpartum grief and their relationship has been forever altered by this loss. They try to cope in a myriad of ways– through denial, escape, and alcohol– but when Maggie discovers that Aaron is having an affair with a co-worker, she decides to end the marriage. Just when Maggie believes she has started a new life, she discovers that she is pregnant. With the help of an empathetic doctor who once experienced a similar loss, Maggie finally learns to grieve for her son and must reunite with Aaron to prepare for their second pregnancy.

Return to Zero premieres May 17th on Lifetime. And never fear, the incest crazy train Lifetime movies will return next week with Petals on the Wind, the sequel to Flowers in the Attic!

via Lifetime

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