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

6 thoughts on “Lifetime tackles spousal abuse with Run for Your Life

  1. Tars, I’m the Executive Producer Of this movie and it’s tone is quite serious. If you go over to Lifetime’s website, you will be able to view the trailer. Thanks for the mention.

    • Thanks for stopping by with that news. I saw yesterday they had finally updated the Lifetime site with some images and the trailer this week. Nothing like waiting to the last minute! I plan to check it out and hope it’s good!

    • Why doesn’t any review mention Meredith’s last name? I’d like to read about the real character. I missed the last 5 minutes and I don’t know if she’s still in jail or won an appeal! I liked the movie. Can you please tell her last name and her prison status

      Thank you so much.

      • It ended with her in hiding and not in prison…the whole trial and her in prison was the “what if” she killed him that she was writing about while in hiding. I think.

  2. The movie claims to be based on a true story. I was wondering, is there a book or other source for the true story behind it? I like reading the real stories behind films, but I couldn’t find anything when I did a Google search. I also looked on and didn’t see anything. Does anyone know? Looking forward to watching the movie; it looks interesting for sure!

  3. I watched the movie on channel 45 ny lifetime. 2 nites in a row the station disappeared from all our cabel boxes. 10/3. 10/4. I hesitate to watch movies from 8pm to 10pm. Just wanted to make you aware.

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