I know this sounds mean...


When I first started watching this on Netflix I thought it was a dark comedy or a paradoy.

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Just wait till you delve deep into the Franklin Conspiracy. Look up Nick Bryant's book.

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I was uncertain as well. It certainly seems like it could be fictional. Right away, the way it's presented is so cheap and sensationalized. Plus the parents behavior seemed oddly artificial.

Certainly it made me think that if you were to make a fictional movie in this format, it would fool a lot of people.

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Plus the parents behavior seemed oddly artificial.


The...the shock of it could account for that kind of hollow response, like they're so cried out and exhausted they're running on autopilot and they're just being fed lines and parroting what they've been told to say.

The whole "interviewing the parents of other missing kids" felt farcical, like a total stranger that "knows how you feel" is going to be a good thing, that her sitting across from them asking those questions is just going to make it better.

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She may well be heavily medicated.

I was referring to the news interview she was giving after his disappearance, when she's not making eye contact with the camera and she's just going through the motions.

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I worry about my child getting into a car accident and that thought alone sends me into a shock-like state. Thinking of something worse, just the thought... I'd shut down too.

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About the mom sounding drugged. At the beginning it showed she was a yoga instructor. I wonder if this has to do anything with it. I know it sounds stupid but I have a few friends who do yoga or meditation daily. They often sound like this. They talk very slow and in a mellow voice. Almost like someone speaking to a young child. It can be very annoying. I once called one of these friends while she was meditating and she said she couldn't talk since she was far away. I thought it was odd and she did sound weird. So I called later and she told me what she was doing. I didn't get it but if you say so. Lol

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She's exhausted and it will always torture her even if she's past the beginnings of his kidnapping. She will always know her son was kidnapped and went through hell and that she never gets to see him again and that the police didn't give a damn and she had to do all the work. Traumatic events like this are horrible and they take a toll on you. I can't blame her for acting how she is, because I wouldn't be able to cope if that happened to me.

A good example of people being scarred by events like this would be my mother.My mother was a victim of molestation by her uncle who babysat for their mother who was a single mom. My mom was 9 or so when it happened and her brother got abused and tortured in front of her in order to keep him quiet while she got sexually abused. This went on for a while before my grandma stopped it and rescued my mom, but the pain and suffering and the scars she had to endure from it still stick to her today. She tries to be happy, but I've had talks in which she wishes it never happened. You can see it in her eyes and even in her smile; no matter how happy she is to be my mom and to be married and to be loved and live in a happy house, she tells me all the time that it still affects her. It affected her self esteem, made her hate herself, she felt depressed, has bipolar disorder and can't cope well with it when it comes to psychs cause they want her to discuss exactly what happened to her and she doesn't want to. I try telling her all the time that I love her and so does the rest of my family. She tells me she knows we do, but the effects caused by her sexual abuse always make her question it even if she knows that her brain is wrong and we are telling her the truth. My mom talks slurry, has to take pain pills and other medicines to cope with her issues, and always looks tired even when she's slept for a day or more.

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