She's No Home Help
When Kaylene (Vanessa Marcil) is involved in a hit and run whilst out cycling her husband, Drew (Stephen Snedden), is grateful that beyond some concussion, broken bones and bruises she is okay. But with a broken leg and arm there is no way Kaylene can look after herself when she is released let alone their twin children and so they are grateful when Vanessa (Brooke Nevin) offers to be their home help, not only making sure that Kaylene rests and takes her medicine but also help with the children. But slowly Kaylene comes to realise they have let an extremely dangerous stranger in to their home who picked them on purpose.
I am going to say spoiler alert for the simple reason being that synopsis for "The Wrong Mother" is almost generic in that it could be used for half a dozen other made for TV movies with just the names changed. So if you don't want to know any details well you could always browse the site and look at some other movie reviews or recommend the site to your friends, it would be appreciated.
So here are the details which are spoilers. Kaylene and Drew had their twins via IVF and Vanessa is not only no nurse but the woman's whose eggs were used and now she not only wants her children but also Kaylene's pilot husband. With that said what you get in "The Wrong Mother" is really just the norm and so we see how Vanessa operates behind the scenes from getting rid of anyone who threatens to reveal what she is up to, to getting rid of a beloved pet so that she can replace it and seem like a hero to the children. And just as typically we see how Kaylene finds herself realising Vanessa is manipulative and having to battle to protect her family. It would be a lie if I said that "The Wrong Mother" is not entirely cliche as I don't think there is anything in this movie which is cliche.
But for fans of these made for TV movies this is as watch-able as many of the others with a nice cast delivering their characters in, well not an awkward manner which certainly helps. And much of what makes "The Wrong Mother" watch-able is that Brooke Nevin does a nice job of bringing out Vanessa's spiteful side with that mix of evil stares and controlling nature.
What this all boils down to is that "The Wrong Mother" is just a routine made for TV thriller, in fact change the names and the motive and what you get could have come from dozens of other made for TV movies. But for those who are fond of these types of movies this has that easy to watch nature.