Media Reaction 2

November 3, 2010

In the movie “Reviving Ophelia” on lifetime network it was about two sisters who used to be really close. They are both raising teenage daughters as one of them Marie’s daughter Elizabeth who is 17 years old has the perfect life .Elizabeth’s sister Le Ann is raising her 16-year-old Kelli. The two cousins really do not get along they are complete opposites. Elizabeth has good grades, is a good girl, and has a perfect boyfriend. Unlike Kelli who is always getting into trouble and lets boys use her what ever way they want.

As the time goes on things start to change and Kelli sees that things are different with Elizabeth. Her so-called perfect boyfriend is abusing her. He does not let her see any of her friends or let her go out with them. He always wants to be with her and if she is seen talking to a guy he will flip on her. She keep getting abused he would hit her if she did not want to do something with him or sometimes just to hit her. She would be all bruised up and she still wanted to be with him. She thought it was true love and did not want to leave him.

She did not tell anyone what was going on. The person who started to discover what was happening was Kelli. She saw many things like him hitting her or just knew things were strange. She told her mom and aunt what was going on and they thought she was lieing. They realized that Elizabeth really needed help when she ended up in the hospital because of how much her boyfriend hit her. Even though her family knew what happened she keep denying that he ever hit her.The things he would say to her would make her go under pressure. After she lied saying that they broke up but he keeps talking to her and wanting her to sneak out. He says that if you really love me then sneak out. He tries to control everything she does and she goes under pressure.

When she breaks up for real he threatens her by saying he is going to kill himself.He also sends a threatening text to her and how she does not deserve to live. She pressed charges against him and they can not see each other.She goes with Kelli to see a band and her boyfriend comes with a gun and says “I will kill u first then me” and she was really scared. She talked him out of it and made him put the gun down. The police came and he got arrested.

It took a lot of courage for her to do what she did. I liked this movie and how these girls are pressured and get into abusive relationships. This is something that needs to get stopped and help girls get out of. They try to deny it and have an excuse like it’s just love. A guy should never lay a hand on a girl and control everything they do.

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