Born Too Soon (1993)

You know, I try and watch TV movies to ease the strain of the outside world, so what explains why I spent all this time watching a movie about Emily Butterfield, a little girl who only lived 53 days and the toll it took on the relationship of Fox Butterfield and Elizabeth Mehren?

Is it the crush that I have on Pamela Reed, who plays the mother? Or perhaps the fact that I will watch anything that Michael Moriarty does? Or did seeing Terry O’Quinn’s name in the credits make me stay?

Noel Nosseck also directed the much more prurient films Best FriendsLas Vegas LadyYoungblood and Full Exposure: The Sex Tapes Scandal. He moved on to some level of prestige TV fare like No One Would Tell.

But man, this movie is just a non-stop punch to the heart and soul. I’d advise you not to watch it, unless you’re some kind of monster who likes watching people experience the worst pain of their lives.

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