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'A Deadly Adoption': The Top 13 Most 'Lifetime'-ish Moments!

'A Deadly Adoption': The Top 13 Most 'Lifetime'-ish Moments!

Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell‘s highly anticipated Lifetime original movie A Deadly Adoption premiered on Saturday night (June 20) and we’re recapping the film’s most “Lifetime”-ish moments!

The film is a high-stakes dramatic thriller about a successful couple (Ferrell and Wiig) who house and care for a pregnant woman (Jessica Lowndes) during the final months of her pregnancy with the hopes of adopting her unborn child.

After news of the film’s existence leaked to the press, Will and Kristen had scrapped plans to release it. They later surprised fans by putting up billboards to announce the release date for the film. Make sure to go watch it!

Click inside to read the top Lifetime-ish moments from A Deadly Adoption…


Will Ferrell – Robert
Kristen Wiig – Sarah
Jessica Lowndes – Brigitte
Alyvia Alyn Lynd – Sully
Bryan Safi – Charlie
Jake Weary – Dwayne

1. Sarah Falls Off a Dock in Slow Motion

Right at the beginning of the movie, we knew we were watching a Lifetime movie when Sarah falls off a dock while Robert looks on in shock. She was pregnant with the couple’s second child at the time and hits the edge of a boat on the way down. They lose the baby, which sets the rest of the movie on its course as they decide to adopt a baby to complete their family.

2. Brigitte Drops a Picture Frame & It Shatters

When Brigitte, a pregnant woman looking to find parents for her child, comes into Sarah and Robert’s home, she picks up a picture frame and accidentally drops it. The photo features a photo of the couple and their daughter. When the frame falls, the glass shatters right over the family, perhaps foreshadowing what is to come.

3. Brigitte Tears a Photo of Robert & Sarah in Half

Looks like Brigitte has her heart set on Robert. While in her bedroom at the couple’s home, she sees a magazine with Robert and Sarah on the cover. She tears it in half and drops the Sarah half to the ground.

4. Robert & Sarah’s Daughter Rides Her Bike Into the Road

While Brigitte is watching Sully, she rides her bike into the road while a car is driving near the home. She screams, but we see that she didn’t get hit by the car… Dwayne, a man from Brigitte’s past, surprises the young girl and grabs hold of her bike.

5. Brigitte is Wearing a Padded Baby Bump

While getting into the shower, Brigitte is interrupted by Sully, who sees that she is wearing a padded baby bump. Brigitte explains that she has a small baby bump so she has to wear the pad to make it look like she is really pregnant. Is she pregnant at all?!

6. Robert Realizes He Had an Affair with Brigitte

Robert goes into Brigitte’s room and finds a signed copy of one of the books that he wrote. He then has a flashback and realizes he had an affair with Brigitte after he met her at a book signing event.

7. Jessica Lowndes’ Character Isn’t Really Brigitte Gibson

Brigitte kidnaps Sully and while talking to the authorities, Robert and Sarah are presented with a photo of Brigitte Gibson… and it’s not the Brigitte they know. We then see that Brigitte is in a rundown cabin with the man from the bicycle incident. They plan on holding Sully for ransom.

8. Sarah and Robert’s Friend Follows Dwayne to The Cabin

Sarah and Robert’s friend Charlie, who has met Brigitte before and once saw her with her boyfriend, sees Dwayne near his favorite coffee shop. Charlie decides to follow him and of course after arriving at the cabin, he is caught and punched to the ground. He is then shot and killed by the boyfriend.

9. Brigitte Pulls a Gun on Sarah & Says She’s with Robert

Brigitte (whose real name is Joni) surprises Sarah at her home and says that she is Sully’s new mother now. She also says that she and Robert are running off together and gives an explanation for why she came up with this whole plot. Basically, Joni got pregnant during her one-night stand with Robert and she lost the baby. Years later, she saw him on television with his family and says she became angry. Sarah and Joni get into a fight and Sarah ends up unconscious. She puts Sarah into a car and the gas is spilling out. Then, Joni goes into the house and finds Robert and tells him that they can be together now. He refuses and she shoots him. After the second shot, he ends up unconscious on the ground.

10. Joni Turns on Dwayne

Dwayne realizes that Joni is infatuated with Robert and gets into an argument with her. She then shoots him and tells Sully that her parents are dead and that she’s her new mommy now.

11. Robert and Sarah Aren’t Actually Dead, Of Course!

Robert wakes up and finds Sarah in the car and dramatically escapes out of the gas-filled garage with her.

12. Robert Faces His Fear of the Lake to Save Sully

Robert realizes that he needs to travel by boat across the lake to get to Sully and save her. He faces his fear of the lake (which started after Sarah fell on the dock).

13. Sarah Saves the Day by Killing Joni on a Bridge

Robert found Joni and Sully as they were about to drive over a bridge. Sully makes the car swerve and crash on the side of the bridge. She gets out of the car and runs to her father, but Joni gets out and points the gun at them. She calls for Sully to come over to her, but instead (at Robert’s direction), she jumps off the bridge and into the water. Robert jumps in after his daughter and they get into the boat. Joni tries to shoot them, but Sarah shoots and kills Joni first.

The family lives happily ever after (and they have a dance party of course!).

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  • lala

    Is this movie supposed to be serious? Or a spoof? Everytime I see that picture of the film I just can’t take it seriously. It looks like a fake ad for an snl skit.

  • Dani

    Same question. Knowing these two its GOT to be a spoof.

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  • Lisa Patterson

    It sucked. Will and Kristin have absolutely no chemistry. I just couldnt get into the movie. It was definitely a waste of film.

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  • Jo

    Why the hell did they even do this movie? Good actors weren’t supposed to extremely shitty movies like these…

  • krtmom

    I hope people are kidding about whether this is serious or not…really people?

  • krtmom

    I sure hope you’re kidding!

  • krtmom

    You do know it’s a joke right?

  • debbier01

    it was a hoot! it was the only lifetime movie i was ever able to watch.

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  • Matthew Hickman

    of course they don’t its part of the joke

  • Matthew Hickman

    a spoof

  • Sophie

    It’s a parody. Its not to be taken seriously , get a sense of humor.

  • Harper

    Have you ever watched Lifetime movies before? The actors never have chemistry.

  • Harper

    Ummmmm….who are the main actors? That’s your answer.