Picks and Pans Review: Snap Decision

updated 06/04/2001 at 01:00 AM EDT

originally published 06/04/2001 01:00AM

Lifetime (Mon., June 4,9 p.m. ET)

The basic situation is familiar: guiltless people caught in a nightmare caused by overzealous law enforcement. But the particulars are unusual in this well-acted TV movie, described by Lifetime as "inspired by a true story." A Chicago photographer (Felicity Huffman) pays a visit to her best friend, a Cincinnati widow (Mare Winningham) with children ages 7, 4 and 2. Huffman snaps the kids romping innocently in various stages of undress. A photo developer sees the shots and calls police, and it's Winningham who winds up facing child abuse and pornography charges. The drama may be a little too black and white—misguided prosecution, persecuted defendant—but Winningham is most sympathetic as a good mother under siege.

Bottom Line: Decent picture

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