Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret Review: Where Are the Secrets?

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Jodi Arias: Dirty Little Secret is a Lifetime movie of the first-degree, a true crime story ripped from the headlines and sensationalized for your entertainment.

But is it any good? Therein lies the problem. Dirty Little Secret reveals scant few secrets, and leaves one wondering if the film was released too soon.

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Just last month, an Arizona jury found Jodi Arias guilty of killing her former lover, motivational speaker Travis Alexander, in unspeakable fashion.

Arias unpersuasively argued that she killed him in self-defense, when police believed she came at him in a jealous rage, stabbing him 30 times.

Dirty Little Secret was clearly fast-tracked into production, and was filming while Arias was still on trial for the 2008 murder of Alexander this spring.

As such, Lifetime provides us with a straightforward tale of passion gone awry which, while compelling, pales in comparison to the real-life court saga.

For 18 days, Arias took the stand and produced gripping TV with salacious claim after salacious claim, making for America's most talked-about reality show.

Yet her arrest, trial and conviction is crammed into the last 15 minutes of the film and feels secondary to a crime of passion story based on conjecture.

Which isn't to say there aren't still bright spots.

You would never call this kind of thing art, or give it credit for making any profound points, but as a primetime soap goes, it ranks pretty high up there.

Tania Raymonde (Alex from Lost) does a nice job of portraying Jodi's humanity, even as her behavior deteriorates and ultimately turns sociopathic.

By and large, Tania sells us on all of the romance, sex, obsession, betrayal and vengeance one would expect in a made-for TV film of this nature.

She also bears a remarkable likeness to Jodi, which helps.

As for Travis, he's played by Jesse Lee Soffer in a way that surely won't leave the family and friends of the real Alexander sending thank you notes.

He's conflicted by his desire to screw Arias on one hand, and his lack of willingness to commit to a real relationship on the other hand. That's about it.

Even when she becomes increasingly erratic and regresses to the point where he should run away scared, he can't resist the pleasures she provides.

He does not come across as a very deep thinker, and trouble brews when Jodi starts to realize she's playing something of a time-passing role.

She's love struck, but to her, she's a booty call and nothing more. When he makes this abundantly clear at last, Jodi snaps, and the rest is history.

If only we'd gotten to see the best parts unfold.

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Absolutely this movie was a disgrace and compete humiliation added more to Travis Alexander, Not only having sex photos of him and also a phone sex recording on the web for thousands of people to view. They had to make a movie with untrue events that didn't even occur in the first place. The actors of this movie was horrible, they both didn't truly portray who they were suppose to present. I know for a fact Travis or his family and his friends wouldn't want him to suffer through this humiliation. Nor I would doubt they would watch this movie. Out of respect of Travis Alexander and his family I wouldn't waste your time watching.

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I enjoyed this movie. Ms. Raymonde is much more attractive then Jodi but we got the point. Also, the movie was not said to have revealed any new secrets. SHE was the dirty little secret, along with their sexual exploits, kept from those that knew him. Sad to think if he didn't decide to do her that one last time, he might still be alive. I think the movie got it pretty right.

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My comment is for Terry Lynn Taylor.

Terry lynn taylor

As usual, they based the movie from the Prosecution point of view. Just once Id like to see the other side done.. they showed nothing of his texts, and abusive talk, which was clear at the trail, the way he used her, then dumped on her.. and put the Morman Church in an untrue light. Both were sick sex addicts, and both were using each other. He clearly degraded her,. I also think she shot him first, then she went crazy. No one really knows. He was NO saint. And that actor looked nothing like him. ID rate it about a c.

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worst movie ever where did they find the actress and actor at5 on the street

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@ margo

Well than, if they would have based this movie on the defenses point of view and the devils disciple{Jodi Arias} it would have all been based on lies! Than again I guess you think that this poor man should have died because of his sexual behavior,like he deserved to die that way.That's an absolutely brilliant take on the movie!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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before I looked at the bank draft which had said $7226, I accept that my mother in law actually bringing in money in their spare time on-line.. there sisters neighbour has done this 4 less than 18 months and a short time ago repayed the mortgage on their apartment and bought a gorgeous Saab 99 Turbo. go to, wwwBOW6COM

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psssssst, keep it quiet, I MASTURBATE!!
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Um everyone is asking where are the secrets? Not rocket science here Jodi was Travis's "dirty little secret" DUH!