Picks and Pans Review: Baby Snatcher
In a movie based on an actual case, Veronica Hamel stars as a woman who tells her Air Force captain husband (Michael Madsen) that she is pregnant in a desperate attempt to keep him from leaving her. She bluffs her way through a simulated pregnancy and then grabs the newborn daughter of a struggling single mom (Nancy McKeon). As McKeon tirelessly searches for her child, Hamel must try to allay the growing skepticism of her husband and his colleagues.
It's a sour, lurid tale, calculated, as are so many movies during sweeps periods, to jangle the maternal instincts. But it is fortified by the solid performances of the two leads, who bring verve to this standard good woman/ bad woman scenario.