Picks and Pans Review: What Kind of Mother Are You?
This muddled TV movie claims to be inspired by real events, but you'll have trouble believing that well-meaning mom Laura Hyler (Something So Right's Mel Harris) could be so dumb. Faced with daughter Kelly's angry rebellion, she puts the 15-year-old in juvenile custody to teach her a lesson and then can't get her out for a year and a half. Mom learns to come to grips with her own repressed past while fighting dishonest and incompetent juvenile-justice-system workers. Harris walks through the part, but as Kelly, Nicholle Tom (The Nanny) adds much needed conviction.