The Wrong Crush (2017)

The Wrong Crush (2017)

Ricardo HoyosLesli KayVictoria KonefalVivica A. Fox
David DeCoteau


The Wrong Crush (2017) is a English movie. David DeCoteau has directed this movie. Ricardo Hoyos,Lesli Kay,Victoria Konefal,Vivica A. Fox are the starring of this movie. It was released in 2017. The Wrong Crush (2017) is considered one of the best Thriller movie in India and around the world.

A high school track start with a troubled past meets a new admirer who has recently transferred to her school. As his advances becomes more and more forceful, she begins to fear that her past has come back to haunt her in a very dangerous way.

The Wrong Crush (2017) Reviews

  • Bad Movie


    Really boring Lifetime movie. The plot was stupid. The acting was quite poor.

  • Emotional complexity makes this an unusually good Lifetime thriller


    The omens for "The Wrong Crush" weren't good: it was another production of the folks at Hybrid LLC, who've also given us "Wrong _____" series films like "The Wrong House" and "The Wrong Roommate" (which, like "The Wrong Crush," was directed by David DeCoteau from a script by Matthew Jason Walsh, though the original story for "The Wrong Crush" came from co-producers Jeffrey Schenck and Peter Sullivan, who also wrote the original story for the recently aired and unimpressive "The Wrong House"), and the plot line followed familiar Lifetime clichés. The central character is a teenage girl named Amelia Cross (Victoria Konefal), who in the opening scene is shown on a hospital gurney being wheeled into an operating room for emergency surgery following a car accident. Just before they put her under she babbles incoherently about a friend named Joy who was in the car with her when it crashed, and the hospital workers' silence about Joy's fate let both Amelia and us know that she was killed in the crash. Then there's a chyron title reading, "Two Years Later." Amelia has re- established herself at the local high school. In a series of flashbacks intercut with the main action we realize that Amelia had a serious problem with alcoholism and drug abuse, to the point where she not only continually lied to her mom Tracy (a nicely hard-edged performance by Lesli Kay) but once actually assaulted mom with a bottle. Joy's death shocked Amelia into getting clean and sober, but Tracy still mistrusts Amelia and regularly works double shifts at a nursing home rather than have to confront Amelia at home. One day Amelia and her friend Lauren (Natalie Haro) meet a hot new guy on campus, Jake Jarrico (Ricardo Hoyos); Lauren immediately has the hots for him but he's only interested in cruising Amelia, who begs off on the ground that she already has a boyfriend. Amelia is still being haunted by her guilt feelings over Joy's death — and she's also being hounded by Joy's parents (Jon Briddell and Meredith Thomas), who show up at her track practice and angrily chew her out, saying that they intend to do everything in their power to make her life miserable and keep her from getting the college track scholarship she's counting on because they blame her for Joy's death and will never forgive her. It turns out that Joy died because she and Amelia went out one night in Joy's mother's car, both drunk and stoned to the proverbial gills, and they made a dare that each would drive at night for 15 minutes without the car's headlights on. Joy went first and drove the car off the road into a ravine — Amelia, on the passenger's side, lucked out because her window was open and she was thrown clear, but Joy was killed in the ensuing crash. The plot turns when Jake breaks into the locker of Amelia's boyfriend Scott (Pedro Correa) and plants a large quantity of steroid pills therein, then calls in a tip to the school, leading to Scott's suspension and pending charges against him for dealing drugs. Then we get a cut-in scene in which Jake is shown inside an SUV being driven by Joy's father, and it turns out Jake isn't a high school student at all, but a 20-year- old private investigator Joy's father hired to get Amelia in trouble and get her probation revoked. In summary, this doesn't sound different from the plots for a hundred other Lifetime movies, but where The Wrong Crush scores is in the peculiar emotional intensity of Matthew Jason Walsh's dialogue and the multidimensionality he brings to the characters (something we're not used to seeing in Lifetime movies, especially ones Christine Conradt didn't write). The scene between Amelia and her mom Tracy in which Scott's arrest on a set-up charge of drug possession with intent to sell convinces Tracy that Amelia has relapsed and is drinking and/or using again is particularly intense; one understands where both the characters are coming from and also gets a sense of tragedy that try as she might to be good and competent, Amelia can't escape her past or the damage she did during it. The characters are drawn as real people, not stick figures in a Lifetime thriller: Amelia is someone we're obviously supposed to like, and yet we get a sense of the tortured past she led and how it's come back to haunt her in the present, and just how flimsy her "recovery" is and how hard she continually has to work at it. (I've talked with people in 12-step programs and got the impression that the way the 12-step system constantly forces you to dwell on your substance-abusing past makes you feel like you're still an addict even if you're currently clean and sober.) Scott seems like a decent boy but also a wretchedly unsupportive one, "reading" Amelia's confusion about their relationship as rejection and outright accusing her of cheating on him. Jake is a quirky character who's several cuts above Lifetime's usual villains: he's got his own tumbled past (he was thrown out of military school for beating up on his fellow students, though he made up a cock-and-bull story about being responsible for the death of his brother that got him into the support group Amelia was obliged under her probation terms to attend) and he becomes a real flesh-and-blood character in his yearnings, even though he's also despicable. "The Wrong Crush" builds a peculiar level of emotional intensity rare for a Lifetime movie — indeed, rare for any sort of movie in this weird age in which film directors and writers seem to want us to observe the characters as if they were lab rats and not get too emotionally connected with any of them — and manages to be both entertaining and deeply moving in a way that embraces the Lifetime clichés and yet transcends them.

  • One of those films where I feel bad for the actors for having to deliver their lines


    This film's title is rather misleading, as the plot centers around a teenage girl named Amelia being framed for drug dealing. Amelia is particularly vulnerable to this frameup since she's a former addict. It's a good plot concept for this sort of movie, allowing for dramatic exploration of the struggles faced by drug users even after they go clean, along with the usual heavy doses of mystery and romance. Unfortunately, the potential is dashed to the rocks by a flat, lifeless script which at times seems to be trying its hardest to make the viewer feel ambivalent about the characters. The best example of this is the scene where Amelia's mother refuses to believe her. We should be able to sympathize with both characters here, especially after it comes up that Amelia has lied to her mother about being off drugs before. Indeed, given how Amelia's mother is used in the film's resolution, we're obviously meant to sympathize with both characters here. But the mom's dialogue is so viscous, senseless, and completely lacking in emotional warmth that only a sadist could sympathize with her. She all but cracks a satisfied smirk when her daughter breaks down into tears. There's still enough B-movie drama in the actual plot to make this tolerable viewing. But it's not recommended viewing by any stretch of the imagination.

  • Shocker With A Surprise Ending


    I had the pleasure of watching this movie on YouTube last night and after watching it, I totally disagree with the current overall rating. This movie, was not predictable and definitely worth watching. What a thriller it was. I was most impressed with the lead actress who excelled in her role. But..... I was absolutely more impressed with the lead actor, Ricardo Hoyos, in the role of Jake. The casting was "spot on" and his performance was, to say the least absolutely outstanding! That we soon began to hate his character is a credit to his acting skills. This movie & his performance is not to be missed! An outstanding thriller!!

  • ***1/2


    Well-acted drama where a girl, who was on drugs and drinking heavily, has turned her life around only to be victimized by revenge and a fellow student who has been hired by the parents of the girl who was killed in a car accident when our heroine was injured two years before. Our heroine is on the verge of a college scholarship. A wonderful athlete, she has to contend with a mistrustful and alienated mother, and the parents of the girl who was killed in the accident. Though she has turned her life around, the group therapy psychologist claims that until she makes total peace with her mother, then and only then can she really move on with her life. She has a boyfriend who becomes a little distant when she reveals her past to him. A new boy enters the picture and when the dead girl's parents realize they have made a mistake in hiring him to find out if she is violating her parole, all hell breaks loose when he kills the father and plants drugs in the high school locker of the boyfriend. A wonderful film depicting redemption and ultimate victory over an adverse situation.


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