Natalee Holloway (2009)
Natalee Holloway (2009)
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This is a sad and tragic true story of the disappearance of a pretty 18 year-old Alabama high-school graduate Natalee Holloway who disappeared on May 30, 2005 during a high school graduation trip to Aruba. Natalee was scheduled to fly home later on May 30, but failed to appear for her flight. She was last seen by her classmates outside nightclub in a car with locals Joran van der Sloot and brothers Deepak and Satish Kalpoe. When questioned, the three men acknowledged that they were with Natalee on the night she disappeared and had given her a lift back to the hotel but denied any wrong doing. Their changing stories and possible cover ups by the Aruban police leaves this case unsolved. As of today Natalee is still considered a missing person.
This movie reinforces the risks young girls face when traveling to a foreign country but I would assume there is no need to reinforce running wild in a foreign place and getting drunk because sadly this wouldn't be the first girl to get drunk and have something bad happen to her by the hands of an unscrupulous guy, murdered, raped, sold into the sex trade or white slavery. . In a relentless effort to discover the truth behind her daughter's disappearance, Beth Holloway captured the nation's attention by working tirelessly to solve the mystery that shattered her family's life. While her concerned parents have given up all hope in finding their daughter alive, they just want closure so that they can go on with their lives and finally put their daughter to her eternal rest! This is a movie of every parents' nightmare and well worth looking at. (Why can't life be like the movies"Taken" comes to mind, where good always conquer over evil or maybe we need more Liam Neesom as Fathers.)
I thought this movie was a good representation of a tragedy even though Aruba does come off looking badly but that is just my opinion....and I do realise there are similar such incidents all over the world that does not receive the same acclaim as this one did but then such is life..it is not always very fair!!!
Such a sad story. I can't believe it still remains unsolved.
Although it was a tragic thing that happened to Natalee, this television movie portrays her as so innocent, and I just don?t buy that. She certainly had more than her share of alcohol, and she could hardly be described as a sweet virgin. A mistake happened, a bad mistake, but she didn't have to go with those guys, and I believe it was her choice as it was her choice to become intoxicated and flirt. Aruba is a wonderful place, far safer than most places in the world, and the mothers ranting did so much unfair harm to the economy of Aruba. This is a very slanted and unfair account.
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