Now's not the time to awkwardly deny you watch Lifetime movies, not when the channel's most recent flick was about Bolingbrook's own, Drew Peterson.
Lifetime debuted "Drew Peterson: Untouchable" last night. The film stars Rob Lowe as Peterson, the disgraced ex-Bolingbrook cop who is accused of killing his third wife, Kathleen Savio, in March 2004.
The movie has been in the works for nearly a year and is based off of Shorewood Patch Editor Joseph Hosey's book Fatal Vows: The Tragic Wives of Drew Peterson.
Patch movie critic said the movie "remains true to the real-life saga, which is a relief."
He goes on:
After all, you can’t get much weirder than what we can only imagine really happened to Drew’s third and fourth wives.
Rob Lowe really did his homework on the South Suburban accent here. Lowe nails the flat nasally voice that we’re all familiar with. I can easily imagine him perfectly ordering up a poor boy at Merichka’s.
One minor complaint about the overall film: Where was Will County State’s Attorney Jim Glasgow? With his neatly trimmed ‘stache and muscle Ts, he would have been an easy cast fit here.
Chicago Sun-Times movie critic he was hoping the movie "would do justice to the memories of Kathleen Savio and Stacy Peterson, and achieve something beyond high camp."
The Chicago Tribune also reviewed the movie: "You come to this prepared to laugh, because of (Rob) Lowe, because of Lifetime, because of what our public reaction to Peterson came to be," says the review, which was written by Steve Johnson. "But despite a lurid trailer that made the rounds, this is no piece of inadvertent high camp."
Meanwhile, Hosey said:
"The screenwriter, Teena Booth, did a great job of cramming five years of complicated storyline into less than two hours. I also got a kick out of watching Rob Lowe re-enact things I had seen in Drew's neighborhood and home, and how the actors portrayed people I got to know pretty well over the years."
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