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'a Deadly Adoption': 10 Most Absurd Moments In Will Ferrell-kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie

'a Deadly Adoption': 10 Most Absurd Moments In Will Ferrell-kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie

Diving away from trucks, tearing up magazines and dancing for a really, really long time. If you saw Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's Lifetime movie and are still trying to process what you just witnessed, you're not alone. There were certainly a lot of life lessons to be learned in A Deadly Adoption, which aired Saturday on the cable channel. You may have learned to make sure the dock on your lake is not in disrepair, look carefully at a woman's stomach before assuming she's pregnant and always, always keep track of the groupies you sleep with on book tours. The film centers on married couple Robert (Ferrell) and Sarah (Wiig) and their daughter Sully, who welcome into their home Bridget (Jessica Lowndes), the pregnant mother of the baby they plan to adopt. Bad things ensue. Here are ten of the film's most head-scratching moments. (Spoilers ahead.) Robert silently mouths Sarah's name as she fell into the water Never trust a wooden dock. This was a lesson pregnant Sarah learned the hard way, falling into the water and losing their second baby. Also, Robert probably could have benefited from some CPR classes at some point in his life, since he seems to have no idea what he is doing. Sarah was certain that Bridget is A-OK "I think we're going to be really happy," Sarah tells Robert as they invited Bridget to move in, which was a surefire sign that they were going to be decidedly unhappy. Bridget desecrated Robert's magazine cover, as if the publishing industry didn't have enough problems Bridget didn't waste time to start destroying the family's property. She picked up a magazine with Robert and Sarah on the cover, and tears off Sarah's picture, as it slowly cascades to the ground. The dangers of ... what was that again? One of the most memorable lines is Robert dramaticall Continue reading >>

Reviews For The Easily Distracted: A Deadly Adoption

Reviews For The Easily Distracted: A Deadly Adoption

Title: A Deadly Adoption Describe This Movie In One Simpsons Quote: "Everything has a Pat Boone-ish Quality." Rating Using Random Objects Relevant To The Film: Three ABC After School Special logos out of five: Brief Plot Synopsis: Grieving couple welcome mother of baby they're adopting in to their home, with Lifetime results. Tagline: "The birth of a plan gone wrong." Better Tagline: "Lifetime finds its Sharknado." Not So Brief Plot Synopsis: Robert (Will Ferrell) and Sarah (Kristen Wiig) live in Storm Lake with their daughter Sully (Alyvia Alyn Lind). They are, however, haunted by an Incident From Their Past; namely Sarah's miscarriage after falling off their dock (that railing was rotten and you knew it, Robert!). Hope arrives in the form of Bridgette (Jessica Lowndes), a sweet girl who has agreed to let Robert and Sarah adopt her unborn child. Unfortunately, Bridgette isn't really Bridgette, and she shares a Hidden Past with Robert that threatens to tear the family apart(TM). "Critical" Analysis: Yes, I'm reviewing a Lifetime Movie this week. You'll have to seek your Ted 2 write-ups elsewhere. I'll say this about A Deadly Adoption, it's exactly what it aspires to be. Which is to say, an overly melodramatic (occasionally to the point of absurdity) potboiler in the vein of My Step-Son, My Lover or Co-Ed Call Girl or basically any movie that's ever aired on the network. This is important because if you're watching ADA expecting something from Ferrell or Wiig on the level of Anchorman or Bridesmaids, you're going to be sorely disappointed. That's not to say there aren't moments that are sublime in their ridiculousness. Several characters, including Robert, make "jokes" about killing Sarah, and Bridgette's attempted seduction of Robert includes the exchange: "The life of Continue reading >>

Metformin: An Old But Still The Best Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes

Metformin: An Old But Still The Best Treatment For Type 2 Diabetes

Go to: Introduction The discovery of metformin began with the synthesis of galegine-like compounds derived from Gallega officinalis, a plant traditionally employed in Europe as a drug for diabetes treatment for centuries [1]. In 1950, Stern et al. discovered the clinical usefulness of metformin while working in Paris. They observed that the dose–response of metformin was related to its glucose lowering capacity and that metformin toxicity also displayed a wide security margin [1]. Metformin acts primarily at the liver by reducing glucose output and, secondarily, by augmenting glucose uptake in the peripheral tissues, chiefly muscle. These effects are mediated by the activation of an upstream kinase, liver kinase B1 (LKB-1), which in turn regulates the downstream kinase adenosine monophosphatase protein kinase (AMPK). AMPK phosphorylates a transcriptional co-activator, transducer of regulated CREB protein 2 (TORC2), resulting in its inactivation which consequently downregulates transcriptional events that promote synthesis of gluconeogenic enzymes [2]. Inhibition of mitochondrial respiration has also been proposed to contribute to the reduction of gluconeogenesis since it reduces the energy supply required for this process [3]. Metformin’s efficacy, security profile, benefic cardiovascular and metabolic effects, and its capacity to be associated with other antidiabetic agents makes this drug the first glucose lowering agent of choice when treating patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (TDM2). Metformin and pre-diabetes In 2000, an estimated 171 million people in the world had diabetes, and the numbers are projected to double by 2030. Interventions to prevent type 2 diabetes, therefore, have an important role in future health policies. Developing countries are expect Continue reading >>

A Deadly Adoption Review: Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig's Superb Lifetime Spoof

A Deadly Adoption Review: Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig's Superb Lifetime Spoof

Coming three years after Casa de mi Padre and a week before The Spoils Before Dying, A Dangerous Adoption suggests that Will Ferrell and his sometime partner in crime Kristen Wiig are determined to spoof every last TV genre they can lay their hands on. Ferrell’s Casa De Mi Padre took the Latin American telenovela to the woodshed, while The Spoils of Babylon (The Spoils Before Dying being a sequel) went toe-to-toe with big-budget epic miniseries of the 1970s and 80s like The Thornbirds and oligarchic oilpatch melodramas like Dallas. A Dangerous Adoption is an altogether different bird: a satire of Lifetime Channel TV movies. It’s a tricky prospect, because Lifetime movies have a formula so solid you sometimes feel they arrive pre-satirised, with many a knowing wink and a whole set of genre staples, tics and tropes. The titles alone give you some idea – in most cases they double as pitch and plot: I Killed My BFF, The Wife He Met Online, Babysitter’s Black Book, Fifteen and Pregnant, Kept Woman, Sexting in Suburbia, and Men Are Terrible and Will Hurt You Because This is Lifetime (oh wait, that was the Lifetime movie spoof on Family Guy). It’s a heady mix of women’s issues, women’s nightmares and all manner of “female trouble.” Its ancestors are old-school network made-for-TV movies, 1980s “Disease-of-the-Week” melodramas, the telenovela-lite, and over-ripe, over-sexed After School Specials. And it draws a steady sub-audience of fans who watch ironically or satirically, eagle-eyed for those long meaningful pauses, murdery double-entendres, weak male leads and instantly recognisable narrative shorthand. You could call it an upscale housewives-choice channel, I suppose, but it’s sassy enough to draw in those husbands – and others, too – thus compo Continue reading >>

Here Are Twitter’s Most Confused Reactions To Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig In ‘a Deadly Adoption’

Here Are Twitter’s Most Confused Reactions To Will Ferrell And Kristen Wiig In ‘a Deadly Adoption’

The marketing geniuses at Lifetime pulled off a major internet coup with A Deadly Adoption. They cast comedic stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig and allowed audiences to speculate. Would the film be a parody or a straight-up Lifetime movie? The answer is “both.” All of the usual Lifetime tropes appeared in this typically overdramatic film. Ferrell and Wiig invite a mysterious pregnant lady into their home, and things go very wrong. Wiig says, “I think we’re going to be really happy,” as Lady Satan plots to ruin their lives. There’s an ominous lake, overzealous use of slo-mo, several instances of life-threating peril, a dead cell phone, a sick child, and a glorious cat fight. Oh, and dancing. Twitter tuned into the movie, and reactions poured into the collective stream. On Saturday night, #ADeadlyAdoption stood as the top trending tag. All of this fuss for a completely normal Lifetime movie. Here’s how Twitter clapped back: Continue reading >>

6 Things Kristen Wiig And Will Ferrell’s A Deadly Adoption Taught Us About Lifetime Movies

6 Things Kristen Wiig And Will Ferrell’s A Deadly Adoption Taught Us About Lifetime Movies

Lifetime/YouTube For two and a half decades, the Lifetime network has been blessing America with schlocky, made-for-TV movies that fall somewhere between daytime soap opera and America’s Most Wanted reenactments. Some of them focus on celebrities (Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B, William & Kate: The Movie); some are true-crime thrillers (The Craigslist Killer), and some are original and possibly instructive tales (How I Married My High School Crush). All of them rely on questionable dialogue, gauzy lighting, and an overdose of over-the-top drama. On Saturday, June 20, the network premiered its latest work, the highly anticipated and very Lifetime-ishly titled A Deadly Adoption, starring Saturday Night Live alums Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. The stars had reportedly wanted the project to be a secret, going so far as to briefly claim it had been scrapped after details were leaked to the press. And despite A Deadly Adoption’s high-comedy pedigree — Ferrell and Adam McKay’s (Stepbrothers) company, Gary Sanchez Productions, produced, and Andrew Steele (of the epic romance spoof The Spoils of Babylon, also starring Wiig and Ferrell) wrote the script — Lifetime VP of original movies Arturo Interian told EW the film was not meant to be a joke: "It’s not the Scary Movie parody of a Lifetime movie. [Ferrell] wanted to legitimately do a Lifetime sexual thriller." And a Lifetime sexual thriller was exactly what he produced: Ferrell and Wiig play Robert and Sarah Benson, a married couple with a 5-year-old diabetic daughter named Sully. The movie begins with a tragic accident on a boating dock that causes Sarah to miscarry their second child, then picks up five years later as they're trying to adopt. They soon meet Bridgette (Jessica Lowndes), the apparent birth mother of Continue reading >>

Symptoms And Symptom Management

Symptoms And Symptom Management

Many physical and psychological symptoms accompany the end of life. In one study, 1,000 cancer patients had a median of eleven symptoms during the terminal phase of illness, many of which affect the patient's quality of life. Assessment and management of common symptoms are thus integral to a balanced approach to end-of-life care. Because of the multidimensional nature of many symptoms, an interdisciplinary team approach to assessment and management is essential. Such an interdisciplinary team calls for the expertise of nurses, physicians, social workers, nursing assistants, spiritual care providers, and expressive therapists. Prevalence and Relevance of Symptoms Pharmacological and nonpharmacological efforts to alleviate the symptoms seek to accommodate the patient's desires. For example, if a patient has requested to be as alert as possible until death, and if the same patient needs an antiemetic agent to control nausea and vomiting, the common side effect of sedation represents an unacceptable tradeoff to the patient. If, on the other hand, the patient desires total control of the nausea and vomiting, even at the expense of alertness, such medication would be appropriate. The goal of symptom management is quality of life. Fatigue. Fatigue is the most prevalent end-of-life symptom, second only to pain. In a study by Conill, fatigue was present in 80 percent of 176 palliative care patients. There is not a universal definition of fatigue. Patients often speak of weakness, easy tiring, or inability to perform the activities of daily living. According to death experts Linda Tyler and Arthur Lipman, fatigue is a multifaceted symptom. Tyler and Lipman identify the following causes of fatigue: anemia, pain, depression, insomnia, dehydration, metabolic disease process, and si Continue reading >>

Glycogenic Hepatopathy: Thinking Outside The Box

Glycogenic Hepatopathy: Thinking Outside The Box

Abstract Glycogenic hepatopathy (GH) remains underrecognized in adults as most clinicians mistake it for the more common hepatic abnormality associated with uncontrolled diabetes mellitus in this age group, non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. This is also complicated by the fact that both entities are indistinguishable on liver ultrasound. We herein describe a similar predicament in which a young adult female presented with bilateral upper quadrant abdominal pain, tender hepatomegaly, lactic acidosis and a >10-fold increase in liver enzymes, which worsened after the administration of high-dose steroids. Despite intravenous normal saline resuscitation, serum transaminitis persisted in a fluctuating manner. Ultimately, a liver biopsy confirmed GH. Biochemically, GH is driven by high amounts of both circulating glucose and insulin or by the administration of high-dose steroids. Improving glycemic control is the mainstay of treatment for GH. However, in our case, improvement in glycated hemoglobin of just 0.6% was enough to achieve symptomatic relief, supporting recent claims of the involvement of other identified factors in disease development. © 2015 S. Karger AG, Basel Introduction In 1930, Mauriac [1] first described abnormal glycogen deposition, hepatomegaly and abnormal liver enzymes associated with growth retardation, delayed puberty, cushingoid features and hypercholesterolemia in children with uncontrolled type 1 diabetes mellitus (DM). Since then, it has been revealed that such hepatic glycogen accumulation can occur independently of the aforementioned extrahepatic manifestations of Mauriac syndrome. Over the years, this abnormality has been termed hepatic glycogenosis [2], liver glycogen storage [3], liver glycogenosis [4] and DM-associated glycogen storage hepat Continue reading >>

A Deadly Adoption

A Deadly Adoption

“How could you do this to our family?!” On April Fool’s Day of this year, THR broke news that former SNL stars Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig had teamed for a top secret Lifetime movie called A Deadly Adoption. Per THR, A Deadly Adoption was planned for an early summer release. Ferrell and Wiig would star in the dramatic thriller as “a successful couple who house and care for a pregnant woman (played by 90210 alum Jessica Lowndes) with the hopes of adopting her unborn child — then things quickly go awry.” Despite Ferrell and Wiig’s presence, A Deadly Adoption was described not as a parody of the frequently cheesy, trashy Lifetime Network movies, but more of a loving homage with the actors playing everything straight. Executive produced by Ferrell and Adam McKay, the script was penned by Andrew Steele, co-creator IFC’s The Spoils of Babylon, which also starred Ferrell and Wiig. A Deadly Adoption‘s in-joke nature was said to be part of the celebration of Lifetime’s 25th anniversary of its TV movies. The fun ended the following day. In a statement to Entertainment Weekly, Ferrell said “We are deeply disappointed that our planned top secret project was made public. Kristen and I have decided it is in the best interest for everyone to forego the project entirely, and we thank Lifetime and all the people who were ready to help us make this film.” Was Lifetime really going to scrap the project they had spent money on now, just because Ferrell said he was unhappy that the story leaked? Lifetime, and the stars and crew of the film, kept it as quiet as possible, but eventually A Deadly Adoption arrived on June 20, and was exactly what was promised: a Lifetime movie. Which means it was something of a chore to sit through, even if engaging in the trend of “ Continue reading >>

10 Most Brilliantly Lifetime-gasmic Moments In 'a Deadly Adoption'

10 Most Brilliantly Lifetime-gasmic Moments In 'a Deadly Adoption'

Thank you, Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig, for A Deadly Adoption, the "Sabotage" video of Lifetime movies. Ever since the duo had announced they were doing this, it's been clear they set out to make a real Lifetime movie, not a parody. So A Deadly Adoption is a glorious two-hour love letter to the network's flicks and those of us who live for them. Every mega-cheese trope is here, from the opening credits (an aerial shot of a lake house!) to the final words, "Inspired by a true story." So many lines that are in every Lifetime movie ("Let this be our little secret" or "How could you do this to our family?") as well as lines that are merely in half of them ("I'm your new mommy!") and lines that as far as I know are only in this one: "You know the dangers of diabetic ketoacidosis!" The Deadly Adoption premiere was enhanced hugely by the movie that was on right before it: I Killed My BFF, based on Lifetime's long-running reality series, starring Katrina Bowden (Cerie from 30 Rock!) as the killer. If you blinked, you couldn't spot where one movie ended and the next began. Even if it's made by comedians (it was written by The Spoils of Babylon's Andrew Steele), A Deadly Adoption looks and feels like the real thing — which is the whole point. You need several thousand hours of Dying To Belong or Deadly Vows or The Babysitter's Seduction under your belt just to get it. Ferrell and Wiig play it totally straight as Robert and Sarah, a nice couple in the brilliantly named town of Storm Lake. He's a best-selling author about personal finance (Debt: Not Just a Four-Letter Word) while she sells her organic gluten-free pumpkin muffins. With their daughter Sully, they look like the perfect family — except they're haunted by a lingering Trauma that Drives Them Apart. (It involves a S Continue reading >>

A Deadly Adoption

A Deadly Adoption

You know the dangers of diabetic ketoacidosis. -Robert (Will Ferrell) The Setup The following post is written in the perspective of Leanna’s Lifetime alter ego, Jessica (+ five glasses of three different wines and a few splashes of Gatorade). Jessica was created specifically for this Lifetime event, but who knows. She may come back to visit from time to time when the right amount of wine is present. One day, I was bored on the bus and checking Facebook. Okay, that makes it sound like I only check Facebook while I’m on the bus, which isn’t true. I check it every day to find out who else has gotten engaged before me (spoiler alert, it’s literally every girl who went to my high school and it’s totally cool even though I casually freak out circa 11:00 at night every night but DON’T WORRY ABOUT IT). Anyway, in my spontaneous perusal of Facebook, I noticed that a movie titled A Deadly Adoption starring Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell was trending. On Lifetime? Wait what?! Exactly. We had previously planned to watch Face/Off next but I messaged our Munch group text immediately and let the others know that I had decided unanimously that our plans had changed. The Food We created a meal that was as melodramatic as any Lifetime movie ever made. We consulted The Toast for creative inspiration (thanks Toast, you guys are really at the cutting edge of Lifetime trends, and we appreciate that) and were not disappointed. We learned that most Lifetime movies have titles that pretty much tell you 100% of what the movie is about, so we created a meal around the following title: “A Family Affair.” Hence, Jessica was born. Picture a fancy dinner out with your significant other. You think tonight is the night that you take the next step. The big next step. Engagement. You’re Continue reading >>

10 Most Absurd Moments In Will Ferrell-kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie

10 Most Absurd Moments In Will Ferrell-kristen Wiig Lifetime Movie

Unable to play video. Neither flash nor html5 is supported! If you saw Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig's Lifetime movie and are still trying to process what you just witnessed, you're not alone. There were certainly a lot of life lessons to be learned in A Deadly Adoption, which aired Saturday on the cable channel. Possible morals to the story are to make sure the dock on your lake is not in disrepair, look at someone's stomach before just assuming they're pregnant and always, always keep track of the groupies you sleep with on book tours. The film centered on married couple Robert (Ferrell) and Sarah (Wiig) and their daughter Sully, who welcomed Bridget (Jessica Lowndes), the pregnant mother of their adoptive child, into their home. Bad things ensued. Here are ten of the film's most head-scratching moments. (Spoilers ahead.) Robert silently mouthed Sarah's name as she fell into the water Wooden docks are not to be trusted, apparently, which a pregnant Sarah learned when falling into the water and losing their baby. Also, Robert probably could have benefited from some CPR classes at some point in his life, since he seemed to have no idea what he was doing. Sarah was certain that Bridget is A-OK "I think we're going to be really happy," Sarah told Robert as they invited Bridget to move in, which was a surefire sign that they were going to be decidedly unhappy. Bridget desecrated Robert's book cover, as if the publishing industry didn't have enough problems Bridget didn't waste time to start destroying the family's property. She picked up a copy of Robert's book -; which inexplicably featured him with his wife on the front cover -; and tore off Sarah's picture, as it slowly cascaded to the ground. "Good luck getting a used bookstore to buy this with half a cover missing, Ro Continue reading >>

Tv Review: ‘a Deadly Adoption’

Tv Review: ‘a Deadly Adoption’

So with apologies to all concerned, what on Earth was the point of that? Perhaps if Will Ferrell had successfully premiered “A Deadly Adoption” as a completely stealth project, it would have been surprising to see him and Kristen Wiig turn up in what feels like a straight-forward Lifetime movie. As is, the producers have essentially engaged in a college-type exercise, seeing if they can replicate the predictable touches that characterize this kind of movie, for an audience that doesn’t have much sense of humor, usually, about its “stories.” The result? A film with something for virtually no one. Granted, Ferrell has exhibited an interest in spoofing some of TV’s more risible conventions, including the wholly mediocre miniseries satire “The Spoils of Babylon.” As a result, many no doubt tuned in expecting something similar, even if the network and filmmakers remained mum about the movie, other than plastering L.A., at least, with billboards for it. After about 20 minutes, though, it became increasingly clear this was being done without anything approaching an overt arched eyebrow, instead tapping directly into the typical Lifetime “inspired by a true story” niche — in this case, about a wealthy couple in an idyllic lake town being faced with a threat to their hearth and home, “Fatal Attraction” style. Ferrell’s Robert Benson is a successful author, and his wife, Sarah (Wiig), runs her own organic food business. But they suffered a tragic loss during her pregnancy that left her unable to have more kids. Flash ahead five years, and their daughter (Alyvia Alyn Lind) is turning 6, while the marriage is barely bumping along. Although Robert has been cool to adoption candidates, they almost instantly settle on the pregnant Bridgette (Jessica Lowndes Continue reading >>

Kristen Wiig Says 'deadly Adoption' Wasn't A Lifetime Movie Parody

Kristen Wiig Says 'deadly Adoption' Wasn't A Lifetime Movie Parody

Remember Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell's gloriously confusing Lifetime movie last month? Given its stars are two of the funniest people in Hollywood, everyone assumed it was going to be an obvious parody of the network's campy film canon. But when it finally aired, we had a hunch they weren't playing those cheesy one-liners for laughs. When USA TODAY caught up with Kristen to chat about her new miniseries The Spoils Before Dying, she briefly spoke about the long-secret project: "I never saw it as a parody. We just really wanted to do it and Andrew (Steele) wrote it. It just worked out and we had so much fun." So there's no shame if you watched the whole thing not realizing it was them ... that's what they were hoping for. "Yeah, that’s what we wanted to do. We wanted to make a Lifetime movie." There's your answer, folks. Although, we'll never not laugh at how Will says "diabetic ketoacidosis." The two reunite in three-night miniseries The Spoils Before Dying (also written by Steele), premiering Wednesday on IFC (9 p.m. ET/PT). Continue reading >>

'a Deadly Adoption' Live Blog: All The Will Ferrell-kristen Wiig Lifetime Goodness

'a Deadly Adoption' Live Blog: All The Will Ferrell-kristen Wiig Lifetime Goodness

It’s finally here! The movie Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig made on the DL for Lifetime, called “A Deadly Adoption.” It premieres at 8 p.m. ET/PT and it’s going to be an awesome, wild ride. Based on the trailers, it looks to be chock full of all the Lifetime cliches: A happy couple, a crazy interloper, a not-what-he-seems father, a child in peril and a dangerous baby daddy. It all adds up to awesome. Check in here with Zap2it for all the watch-along goodies that goes along with a movie of the week turned up to 11. We’ll have video clips, the funniest tweets and lots of snark. All times Eastern. 7:30 p.m.: 30 minutes ’til showtime and people are already getting pumped about it on Twitter: If you have no interest in watching “A Deadly Adoption,” you may want to get off Twitter. It is going to explode. Ricky Bobby says you’re a loser if you don’t watch #DeadlyAdoption tonight on #Lifetime! #WillFerrell #KristenWiig pic.twitter.com/eJ2WQF2DJS — Chicks With Problems (@problemchicks) June 20, 2015 7:55 p.m.: The pre-“Deadly Adoption” movie is “I Killed My BFF.” It’s certainly … dramatic. Is that Cerie from “30 Rock”? 8:03 p.m.: Slow-motion tragedy! Yesssss. 8:06 p.m.: Robert has a drinking problem, drink! And he lies about it, drink again! 8:10 p.m.: Is the daughter going to almost die because of the diabetes or the bicycle? You know what they say about the potentially life-threatening disease and/or bicycle introduced in the first act … 8:14 p.m.: The crazy interloper is there, ready to “Single White Female” the heck out of Sarah. 8:22 p.m.: “Oh Robert. What a mess.” Wait, so, is Bridget there to steal Robert for herself, or is there something else going on? Please let it be that she’s his illegitimate daughter he never knew a Continue reading >>

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