'Mommy's Little Star' Review: Lifetime movie about social media madness is intriguing

The movie revolves around a 12-year-old girl obsessed with social media and how a man wanted to use that opportunity to his advantage


                            'Mommy's Little Star' Review: Lifetime movie about social media madness is intriguing
Rebecca Amzallag as Lauren and Maja Vujicic as Olivia in 'Mommy's Little Secret' (Lifetime)

Lifetime has a knack for creating content that always keeps viewers glued to their screens and its latest offering ‘Mommy’s Little Star’ is everything that you would expect it to be. The movie revolves around a 12-year-old girl Olivia (Maja Vujicic) who wants to impress her mother, Lauren (Rebecca Amzallag), and bring her family back together. Her parents have been divorced and the separation leaves Lauren without custody.

Everything seems to be going fine as Olivia gets really famous on a social media app called Sparxy. She makes dance videos on that platform and gets a lot of views. Lauren’s new boyfriend, Aiden (Roderick McNeil), seems to be really interested in managing her as soon as he finds out she has entered a contest that could make her win a prize of $500,000. He has his own reasons to do that and one of the reasons is that he is in trouble with some bad guys. Aiden begins to get involved in their lives and starts encouraging them to shoot more videos so that she can win the contest.

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On the other hand, Olivia’s father Bradley (David Lafontaine) doesn’t like that Aiden is cozying up to his daughter. Even one of her best friends thinks that it’s not a good idea. Things start getting really bad as soon as he gets involved. From accidents to people getting beaten up, everything starts looking shady.

Official poster of 'Mommy's Little Star' (Lifetime)

If you are a fan of Lifetime movies, then you know that they don’t waste time in letting you know in which direction they are headed and that’s one of the reasons why people love watching these movies. ‘Mommy’s Little Star’ is the perfect example of how mothers are the real saviors. One of the most striking things about the movie is that it talks about how social media can make you egoistic. Olivia has gone absolutely nuts after receiving a lot of likes and comments on her videos. Well, this is not something new because we hear such news every day and we literally live in the age where social media presence is everything.

The movie does a really good job of telling us how social media can be a dark place and everything you see on Instagram, Twitter or any other social media platform is not the truth. There’s a reality behind it and that’s not something you want to know because you’ll never be able to come back to social media after learning how they operate.

As far as acting is concerned, Maja Vujicic is the soul of this movie and has done a phenomenal job of showing kids’ mentality these days. She gets obsessed with the app and the likes she’s getting on her videos. Those likes turn into validation and that’s how she believes that she doesn’t like anything else now, not even her friends.

Maja Vujicic as Olivia in 'Mommy's Little Star' (Lifetime)

Meanwhile, Rebecca Amzallag is a force to be reckoned with. She does an extremely good job in the movie. Roderick McNeil and David Lafontaine are amazing as well.

Another actor who does a good job is Erica Anderson, who plays the role of Misha Webb. Even though her role is not that big, she does an impressive job. 

All in all, ‘Mommy’s Little Star’ is an enjoyable ride. It might not be Lifetime’s best and some of the things were really predictable, but it has enough juice to keep viewers intrigued. It is a gripping crime thriller with crisp writing and good performances.

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