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Sixteen-year-old Melissa Kennedy has been missing for almost three months and the town of Ridgedale is coming unhinged. Sylvia Potter (Lindsey Shaw of ''Pretty Little Liars'' and ''Ned's Declassified School Survival Guide'') wants so badly to be in love. Then sexy, quiet, rich kid Lucas Green (Jamie Johnston of ''Degrassi: The Next Generation'') transfers to Hampton Prep and the sparks fly - despite the warnings of almost every friend in her circle. But what seems like a love story hits a major twist when the police begin an investigation into Lucas' involvement in the Melissa Kennedy case. What really happened to Melissa and how long can Lucas and Sylvia's relationship last in the face of this mystery?
As the film opens we see a small town girl being stalked by someone in a black car, it then shows her turn and and scream, next you see her picture on a "missing" sign around town. That was a pretty solid beginning for a film that is being advertised as one that keeps you guessing to the very end but sadly there is no guessing for at least the first hour of the film since there is only one suspect the police are interested in, her ex-boyfriend Lucas Green.
Enter Sylvia Potter, a high school girl who is waiting for true love to happen to her. When she meets Lucas she believes he can be the one but after she finds out he was dating the missing girl their relationship begins to far apart.
To go into anymore details regarding the story would only ruin the film for those waiting to see it so I am going to stop here. I have to be honest, for a film that seemed to get some good hype I was left pretty disappointed. Now don't get me wrong "Love Me" isn't a bad film it just never lives up to it's billing. After the first scene the film really slows down and there's not a lot happening until about an hour in when the story tosses in a few possible suspects and twists into to mix which does make the story a bit more interesting.
The film's two leads, Lindsey Shaw and Jamie Johnston give good performances as does the entire supporting cast but even they can't add much life to the subdued story-line. It may sound like I'm being a bit harsh on the film but that isn't my intention, what I'm attempting to do here is to let everyone know that the film isn't as advertised. "Love Me" is more like a well-done Television film than a mystery that keeps you guessing and on the edge of your seat. If you like the genre or the kind of films that air on the Lifetime channel then I recommend checking this out just don't go into it with your expectations set too high and you should enjoy it. Available on DVD and Blu-ray, both come with Special Features that include:
Behind The Scenes
Stories From The Set
Released by Anchor Bay Entertainment
** 1/2 Out Of *****