Snap Decision (2001)




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Inspired by a true story, this made-for-TV drama follows two women who find themselves wrongly accused under a broadly worded child protection law, and now must fight for their lives and reputations. Jennifer Bradley (Mare Winningham) is a mother of three living in Cincinnati, and Carrie Dixon (Felicity Huffman) is one of Jennifer's best friends -- and also the godmother of her children. Carrie works as a photographer and brings a camera along when she comes to Ohio to pay Jennifer a visit. One morning, while the kids are running about as Jennifer tries to get them dressed, Carrie pulls out her camera and takes photos of the children playing. The children are only partially dressed in the pictures, and when she takes the film in to be processed, Carrie is accused by an overly zealous lab employee of producing child pornography. When the identity of the children becomes known, Jennifer is accused of being an accomplice, and despite the protests from both women that the pictures are simply family photos and perfectly innocent, both find themselves having to defend themselves in court. For Carrie, losing the case would mean a long stretch in jail and the end of her career, while for Jennifer defeat would mean an even worse fate -- losing the custody of her children.

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Mare Winningham
as Jen Bradley
Felicity Huffman
as Carrie Dixon
Chelcie Ross
as Det. John Collins
Megan Fahlenbock
as Sarah Jenkins
Ronn Sarosiak
as Steve Godwin
Chuck Shamata
as Jack Bradley
Marcia Bennett
as Barbara Bradley
Amy Zell
as Lauren Bradley
Alex Gaistman
as Sophie Bradley
Richard Blackburn
as Det. Ernie Braden
Karen LeBlanc
as Eliza Hunt
Phillip Mackenzie
as Off. Harris
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All Critics (2) | Top Critics (2)

Actually, this Lifetime original represents a new breed of chick flick: it's smart, it's relevant and it plays to both maternal and feminist sensibilities.

Oct 18, 2018 | Full Review…
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A true and truly appalling story about sleazy people who saw what they wanted to until a decent judge lost his patience and blew a whistle.

Feb 5, 2018 | Full Review…

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