In Baby Alive, Detective Wendy Buckem (Sissy Spacek) finds herself on the trail of a killer targeting young mothers-to-be. Part thriller, part reality TV, the cast features MTV Teen Mom and 16 and Pregnant reality stars (Catelynn, Farrah, Amber, Maci, Leah, Emily, Ebony, and Whitney). The young women struggle with their relationships, dreams, and new responsibilities while attempting to evade a mysterious stalker. As time runs out and bodies pile up, Detective Buckem finds herself confronting her own past. Also starring John Stamos.
Baby Alive sucks you in and never lets you go. If you want action with raw emotion and the added bonus of REAL people that lends an air of ambiguity this movie will intrigue and inspire.
I saw this movie in pre-release and found disjointed the attempt to merge so-called “reality” with actual celebrity within the same medium. Still, the plot itself is both familiar and functional, structured as a series of vignettes (or “episodes”) in which we meet each teen mother before, during, or after her pregnancy, such that, prior to each demise, earlier mothers are making the decision to have unprotected sex with their boyfriends, (or sometimes acquaintances or assailants,) and later scenes show the young ladies increasingly pregnant, and so on. Thereby an interesting effect occurs with respect to time, which I could get into further though not in this format.