Picks and Pans Review: Unforgivable
CBS (Tues., April 30, 9 p.m. ET)
John Ritter, in a nifty career move, plays a wife beater who somehow finds time to push his mistress through a glass door. Two hundred stitches later, the lady says she won't press charges if he enters a program for abusive men.
Thoroughly horrid as the sadistic louse, Ritter isn't much more likable as the penitent pop, who in classic recovery-movement style gets his victims to participate in his rehab. (The movie, based on a real story, conveniently drops the disfigured mistress from the plot.) Less forgiving viewers will be cheered by a message noting that Daddy Dearest's oldest daughter has never fully reconciled with her father. Unforgivable: a very apt title.
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