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  • I have to admit, that I don’t like a lot of Lifetime dramas since I believe that a lot of them are just plain mediocre when it comes to the acting, the plot and the overall way in which the entire thing was put together
  • However, there are still a set few of them that I actually enjoy, and I feel like all those who were involved in the making of them did the best that they could with a very low budget
  • One of the main reasons why I think this movie was so different from many of the Lifetime dramas that I’ve watched is not because the Stacy Peterson case was so high profile, but because the acting in the movie was so much better than a lot of Lifetime dramas
  • Just the physical transformation alone was impressive, since I thought that he looked a lot like the real person
  • I would definitely recommend the movie “Drew Peterson


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      I have to admit, that I don’t like a lot of Lifetime dramas since I believe that a lot of them are just plain mediocre when it comes to the acting, the plot and the overall way in which the entire thing was put together. There are even some of them where I believe that it appears as if the director didn’t even make an attempt to try to do something fairly decent. However, there are still a set few of them that I actually enjoy, and I feel like all those who were involved in the making of them did the best that they could with a very low budget. One of these is the movie “Drew Peterson: Untouchable”.

      Let me first state that I knew little to nothing of the Drew Peterson case before watching this. As a matter of fact, I literally had to do a search online about the


      case before watching it to see why the name of Stacy Peterson, who was supposed to be Drew Peterson’s wife sounded familiar. It was only after that when I began to remember some of the basic aspects of the case that I heard over the media. I remember that when the case was popular I wasn’t really paying much attention to it for some reason or the other. However, the movie helped me to understand much more about it, even though I’m still not sure how much of it is fact.

      In the movie, the actor Rob Lowe plays the role of Drew Peterson, an Illinois police officer who was accused of murdering his former wives, and the popular actress Kaley Cuoco plays the role of one of Drew Peterson’s former wives, Stacy Peterson, whose body was never found. The movie runs in the timeline of two of Peterson’s marriages, which was that to Kathleen Savio and then to Stacy Cales after Savio was found dead. It also explores some aspects of Cales and Peterson’s relationship whereas Peterson became very jealous and controlling to the point where he started stalking her, and she had begun to ask advice from some of her friends.

      One of the main reasons why I think this movie was so different from many of the Lifetime dramas that I’ve watched is not because the Stacy Peterson case was so high profile, but because the acting in the movie was so much better than a lot of Lifetime dramas. I honestly felt that the characters were portrayed fairly well by the actors, especially since a lot of the acting didn’t seem forced, stiff or even overdone. For example, there was Rob Lowe’s portrayal of Drew Peterson. I thought that it was the best villain portrayal from a Lifetime movie that I’ve ever seen,


      • Drew Peterson: Untouchable, movie
      because I think Rob made it seem almost effortless. Just the physical transformation alone was impressive, since I thought that he looked a lot like the real person; as well as he brought an almost tangible coldness to the character that was very reminiscent of the real life sociopath.

      A part from the acting, I felt that even the way the movies was done made it slightly appealing, even though I didn’t think that it was a particularly creative way of telling the story. The movie is filmed from the third person perspective, and so one is able to see what happened with both Drew Peterson and Stacy Peterson before she disappeared. It even goes on to add and recreate a few media clips. I thought that the way that it was filmed made everything very “safe” so to speak, and that it would have probably been a lot more creative and sympathetic

      had the movie been done from Stacy Peterson’s perspective. I felt that it should have had her narrate the story even after she disappeared, as well as the director should have Drew Peterson’s character appear even more chilling especially after he married Stacy. The movie just wasn’t heart wrenching enough.

      The movie was also different from the average Lifetime movie since even the dialogue was better written. I’ve seen movies on Lifetime that seemed to have a lot of potential, even with the acting, whereas even though it wasn’t great, it still wasn’t bad either. However, what totally killed the movies in the end was the dialogue which was either strained or made absolutely no sense, like a young child wrote it. I didn’t have that problem with “Drew Peterson: Untouchable”.

      I would definitely recommend the movie “Drew Peterson: Untouchable” to people who were following the original case, as well as those who like Lifetime dramas.




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