The Lover in the Attic: A True Story


Drama / Romance / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 67%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 67%
IMDb Rating 5.4 10 123


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December 28, 2020



David Fierro as Fred / husband
Molly Burnett as Dolly / wife
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805.44 MB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
87 min
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1.46 GB
English 2.0
23.976 fps
87 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by tomfsloan 7 / 10 / 10

Truth is stranger than fiction.

There was a lot of movie they had to stuff into a two hour time slot. They did it quite well. This story would normally be too far fetched and corny if it wasn't true. But it was true and it makes you wonder... can people really be like this? It seems like that's how many true life movies are. Truth is stranger than fiction. The acting, period flavor, and all the visuals generally were just right. Except the scenes of Dolly driving and her at the beach. The lighting was just plain lousy. Some of the risqué scenes were not as risqué as they should have been. But I'll give them a pass on that since it was a made for TV movie. I particularly liked the fact that they used Otto as the narrator throughout the movie. Narration is a good effective way to tie up lose ends and clear up any misconceptions on the part of the viewer. This same story has already been filmed a few times in the past, and I did not see those. But I was happy with this version.

Reviewed by phd_travel 8 / 10 / 10

Fascinating true story.

Kudos to Lifetime for going back in time to find true life murder stories. Based on the real life Wisconsin woman who kept her lover in the attic for years culminating in her husband's murder. Even more bizarre is how they in effect escaped punishment for it. The production has enough of a historical look considering Lifetime budgets aren't that much. The cast is well chosen. David Fierro plays the fat rich husband and they really make him look repulsive and abusive. Molly Burnett plays the woman who keeps her lover in her attic. She vamps it up just enough without overacting. Well done. Kevin Fonteyne plays the naive young man kept in the attic. He acts suitably whipped. Interesting from start to finish. The movies based on true crime stories are always the best ones.

Reviewed by nyobatusa 8 / 10 / 10

well done lifetime movie

Great story based on true events was the attraction and not only that but talented intense Molly Burnett from Queen of the south. very well done lifetime movie. gotta watch it to believe it.

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