Lifetime continues its run of fact-based thriller movies this weekend with the debut of Love You to Death starring Marcia Gay Harden and Emily Skeggs. Inspired by the true story of Claudine “Dee Dee” Blanchard and her daughter Gypsy Rose, the film depicts the harrowing story of Camile and Esme, a mother and daughter, respectively, with a seemingly loving relationship that in truth is fraught with madness and deceit. Esme (Skeggs) is confined to a wheelchair and ravaged by numerous disorders (including sleep apnea, leukemia, muscular dystrophy and epilepsy), while Camile (Harden) convinces her -- along with an array of doctors -- that her "sick" daughter needs constant care. As sheltered Esme's teenage hormones open her eyes to the world (and boys), Camile finds her caretaker role in jeopardy. When the duo's relationship deteriorates, Esme learns her many illnesses are her mother’s doing, and following a clean bill of health, she becomes infuriated. She plots an escape with a new boyfriend, feigning a kidnapping that results in murder.
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