Runaway Mom Again
It has been 10 years since her ex-husband, Sam (Yves Bright), was put in prison for intentionally knocking her over in his car and Chloe (Tamara Braun) has tried hard to move on with her life with their daughter, Olivia (Brytnee Ratledge). But when news reaches her that Sam has been released on probation she fears he is going to hunt her down and follow through on his threats of revenge. And so with Olivia they pack their bags and head to where she grew up, back to her mum's (Kat Sawyer). But not only does Chloe have to deal with the knowledge that Sam is likely to try and track them down but also face up to the memories of her past and the reason why she left her hometown all those years ago.
The basic storyline to "Stalked By My Ex" is so familiar that I have to be honest and say that this made for TV movie struggled to capture my full attention. Maybe if over the years I hadn't already watched one movie after another about a woman trying to run and hide in another town from her violent ex then this might have impressed me more. But the familiarity with the basic storyline makes "Stalked By My Ex" one of those movies which for me needed something different. Sadly the sub plots surrounding why Chloe left town years ago fail to really give it that something different to prevent it from ever being more than just a familiar made for TV movie from start to finish.
The one thing which "Stalked By My Ex" has going for it is that whilst occasionally some of the actors are prone to what I call wide eye acting, the sort where they open their eyes so wide it looks unnatural, most of the time the acting is solid. There is no terrible dialogue, little forced delivery and a certain level of acting which whilst nothing special doesn't stink up the movie altogether. I guess what I am saying is that I have seen worse acting and nothing about the acting in this is either good nor bad.
What this all boils down to is that "Stalked By My Ex" ends up a middle of the road made for TV movie using a familiar storyline with just a few changes which sadly do little to freshen up the familiar narrative.