"A Borrowed Life" is an interesting story but very much has the feel of a made-for-tv movie. It all seems very low-budget and the acting is sometimes a bit overdramatic. ...And upon further investigation, this IS a Lifetime Original Movie. When your movie features Robert Carradine (the father from Lizzy McGuire), you know that something is up. It definitely isn't as bad as what typically comes to mind when I think of the "Lifetime" brand but it just can't compete with "real" movies. The film strikes an interesting dynamic as the main character must fight against the very thing that saved her life. It is an interesting concept but would have been more effective with different actors and a different script.