While Wanda Holloway was delusional, she was by far the most pitiable person in the entire situation, and this movie presents that. Contract killing is a form of murder in which one party hires another party to kill a target individual or group of people. Now, the girl's mother tries to reveal the truth... An emotionally disturbed and hyper-competitive young woman schemes to land a spot as the lead singer in a local rock band while her childhood girlfriend also wants the spot. Gross, cheerleaders. Was this review helpful to you? A housewife is driven by jealousy to conspire against the mother of her daughter's rival. "[3][4] However, People magazine's review stated that the movie "has two good performances" but that it "just doesn't seem to have much point. The ABC movie falsely portrayed her as a savvy sociopath, when in truth the woman was really disturbed and bumbling like a combination of Barbra Jean from Reba and Lola Granola from Bloom County brought to life. I absolutely loved this movie to pieces! When the media get hold of the story, Wanda's trial turns into a media circus. A great satire of American media and Texas attitudes. University officials later apologized for the comments. The plan ultimately failed when the man she asked to perform the hit turned her in to the authorities. A positively pure and truthful slice of Texas life, for those who've never been there, including myself. Presently, Shanna and Wanda reside in California, where Shanna is taking classes in modelling, singing and acting. [6], Emmy Award for Best Actress in a TV Movie, "The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, "Movie Review - Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, The", The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom, "Picks and Pans Review: The Positively True Adventures of the Alleged Texas Cheerleader-Murdering Mom", Packed in a Trunk: The Lost Art of Edith Lake Wilkinson, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=The_Positively_True_Adventures_of_the_Alleged_Texas_Cheerleader-Murdering_Mom&oldid=978934562, Articles with dead external links from September 2019, Pages using infobox television with editor parameter, Pages using infobox television with unknown empty parameters, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 September 2020, at 20:14. The others are up there with her, just about as great. Impossible to imagine anything more incredible than Holly Hunter's Texan take on Wanda Holloway. When the story of Wanda Holloway's arrest for soliciting the murder of her daughter's rival cheerleader and the cheerleader's mother hit the news here in Texas, it was absolutely bizarre on one hand, but sooo Texas on the other. It is funny in the same way that "Raising Arizona" is funny. Terry and Peter Ctilwell enjoy a close friendship with their next-door neighbours Donna and Hank Bolen. The Harper family, the Heath family, the Holloway family, their kids, the High School, the neighbourhood, the oil refinery, all the bit parts, are just a joy to savour and re-savour time and again. Looking for something to watch? It was a very good movie but not as good as I had hoped. Support Us Born on June 20, 1952, Wanda was a lifetime resident of Spring City. The movie plays everything pretty heavy-handed, highlighting Warren’s theatrics as Holloway flirts and jokes with her brother-in-law (William Forsythe) to set up a contract killer. I must say this. Wanda Holloway’s ultimate goal was for her daughter to become a cheerleader. This cast lives their roles. Lesley Ann Warren is fascinatingly eerie as a struggling mother living vicariously through her not-as-talented daughter. This is one of the most darkest films i have ever seen. Ritchie pulls a classic out of his hat after a loong dry spell, brilliant satire disguised as made-for-tv fare, Hunter Apt Choice In This Bizarre TV-Film. A beautiful woman married to a successful lawyer and the perfect suburban mother turns out to be a closeted bulimic.