It was impossible for viewers to come to grips with the new Netflix production, Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey.
In recent years, Netflix has specialized in films based on crimes and facts that are as real as they are sordid. So the movie Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey completes the platform catalog. The project traces the kidnapping and rapes suffered by a young teenage girl in the 1980s, in the heart of Florida. But the audience seems deeply shocked by the content of the film, failing to watch it to the end.
Since its release on the platform across the Channel, the film has been at the top of the most watched programs. However, the controversies around the latter continue to grow. Shocking and traumatic, Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey is obviously not a mainstream film.
The film, which is based on a totally true story, is shivers down the spine. Especially since he addresses the fate of his heroine after having lived a real hell. It only makes the facts narrated throughout the story arc more concrete and real. Crowned with success and prizes in various festivals, Believe Me: The Abduction of Lisa McVey yet continues to make headlines.
On Twitter, the opinions are not in the lace. “Sickening and difficult to watch in places, but shows the incredible bravery and intelligence of a young woman going through something truly traumatic” thus writes a user. “Impossible not to cry and be petrified for the last 90 minutes” also writes a young woman.
Worn by the young actress Katie Douglas and Rossif Sutherland in the role of her “executioner”, the film is not available everywhere in the world, censorship requires. In the United States, it is therefore mandatory to buy it on a third-party platform to view it. The scenes are terrible. The film returns in particular to the tortures undergone for 26 hours by the young teenager, raped, beaten and kidnapped. Despite a certain resilience, it is impossible for Lisa to forget the horror of her story.
Despite the incredible performance of the actors, this film is not for the faint of heart. Even if it is a great educational tool for raising public awareness on the subject, not everyone can keep it up to the end. And we understand better why by discovering its content, cold, direct and without concessions.
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