The Hired Stalker
It's been two years since Amelia Cross (Victoria Konefal - Deadly Exchange) was involved in a car crash which saw her best friend Joy (Stefanie Rons) killed, and whilst Amelia is still having counselling she is trying to rebuild her life at high school even if there is still tension between her and her mum, Tracy (Lesli Kay - Dirty Teacher), as well as issues with Joy's parents who blame her for the death of their daughter. Her firend's death, along with her own struggles with both drink and drugs, that Amelia tries to keep in the past and so hasn't told her boyfriend, Scott (Pedro Correa). But Amelia finds herself with a new admirer in Jake (Ricardo Hoyos), the question is whether or not Jake is the nice guy he is making himself out to be or is he bad news for everyone?
Let me get straight to the point as whilst "The Wrong Crush" has a back story, which involves drinking, drug taking, death and issues between a daughter and mother, the whole movie comes down to one question; who is Jake Jarrico? It is obvious that the minute the new kid in school seems to work his way in to Amelia's life, meeting her at school than also at counselling sessions that your suspicions are raised that maybe Jake Jarrico is not the innocent character he is making himself out to be. As such let me say now that when it comes to the revelations, which of course appear in the second half of the movie, there are some interesting ones as well as some surprisingly shocking scenes.
But truth be told the storyline to "The Wrong Crush" whilst interesting is not that memorable and it is the acting which ends up being the best thing. Now most of the acting and characters are pretty ordinary but Victoria Konefal as Amelia stands out for the right reasons as she gives the character some attitude but also delivers her part with a great deal of confidence. It makes a pleasant change as whilst some of the writing when it comes to dialogue is weak this isn't the sort of hesitant performance you often come across in these movies. It is the same with Ricardo Hoyos who gives Jake plenty of confidence which in turn makes him dangerous.
What this all boils down to is that "The Wrong Crush" is for the most typical but it has some good twists which keep you on your toes and features a much more confident performance from the lead actress which certainly helps to make it more engaging.