'Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy' Was Irresponsible & Unacceptable TV — Did You Agree?

Mon, February 21, 2011 10:59pm EDT by 6 Comments

By creating an underdeveloped film that cared more about sex and partying than facts, Lifetime insults everyone involved in this now infamous event — from the victim to the possible suspects.

Amanda Knox: Murder On Trial In Italy was a bad idea to begin with. By creating a salacious look at a young woman on trial in Italy, regardless of her guilt, Lifetime seriously compromised public opinion of Amanda Knox, Meredith Kercher and Raffaele Sollecito. Let’s go through the many, many ways this television film was, quit simply, appalling.

Now, most people know the basic events about Amanda and the murder, but Lifetime felt little to no need to present the facts and events in any sort of straight forward manner. Furthermore, by creating interactions and dialogues with Amanda, Meredith and Raffaele, Lifetime created relationships and characterizations that in many ways could have been, and seemingly were, entirely false.

This would be one thing should this be a film such as The Craigslist Killer where the alleged suspect was already dead. This is a young woman in prison in Italy and for those who may look to this film as opposed to a paper for their information it is incredibly confusing and irresponsible.

It would be one thing if the facts of this story were in any way sorted or known, but there are still so many lingering questions. Lifetime should have done the right thing and waited, or tried to make a documentary or news story around the events, not this.

Did you agree HollywoodLifers?

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Greta

Posted at 9:11 PM on February 25, 2011  

Anyone who goes to a Lifetime movie for FACTS is an idiot and shouldn’t be allowed on a jury!

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What up it's Me.

Posted at 7:43 PM on February 22, 2011  

Hayden is such a fail, any movie that features her in it is a crime. Plus she has a mans name. fail, fail, fail.

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Holly

Posted at 11:46 AM on February 22, 2011  

I thought The movie was great. I didn’t know anything about this case( i must have forgot about it since it was 2007 when it happened)and I was so interested that I looked up all kinds of info on it. I thought Hayden did a great job. I didn’t really think she looked like Amanda though like they said she did. Some of the film didn’t make sense either because they don’t know everything, but all in all I liked it.

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Che

Posted at 2:34 AM on February 22, 2011  

I thing we need to see things like this. This type of thing could happen to ANYONE unexpectedly.

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Zahdio

Posted at 12:39 AM on February 22, 2011  

She was convicted of killing someone and is now a convicted murderer-in prison. Who cares what they say about her??!? Should we be angry about movies made about Charlie Manson?
You must have better subjects to write about than this, no?

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Andy

Posted at 11:32 PM on February 21, 2011  

“Hayden Panettiere was a revelation!” raves commenter… who only saw the trailer for this movie, but thought Hayden did a pretty good job on Heroes.

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