I recently had the chance to preview Lifetime’s new movie “Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story”. I have included the press release below but to summarize it’s about a mom whose child is stolen from her by the biological father and taken to another country and her fight to get her son back. I spent most of the movie crying knowing that it was based on a true story. The actors, especially the mother of the child, portrayed the emotions so well that it was as if they were experiencing the loss themselves. It’s a “tear-jerker” (as most Lifetime movies are) but I recommend it.
Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button), Terry O’Quinn (Lost) and Beverly Todd (Crash) star in the new Lifetime Original Movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story premiering Monday, January 31, at 9 pm (ET/PT). Immediately following the movie there will be a “Behind The Headlines” look at the story.
ABOUT TAKEN FROM ME: THE TIFFANY RUBIN STORY
Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story is based on a dramatic true story of Tiffany Rubin’s (Henson) daring 2008 rescue of her six-year-old son, Kobe, after he was abducted by his biological father and taken from his home in Queens, New York, all the way to Seoul, South Korea. At the urging of her mother Belzora (Beverly Todd, The Bucket List), Tiffany sought the counsel of Mark Miller (O’Quinn) and his charitable organization The American Association for Lost Children. With Mark’s help, Tiffany was able to travel to Korea to execute a high-stakes plan to bring her son home.
ABOUT BEYOND THE HEADLINES: THE TIFFANY RUBIN STORY
In Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story, Tiffany Rubin recounts the story of her daring mission in March 2008 to take back her 7-year old son, Kobe, who had been kidnapped by her ex-boyfriend Jeffrey Lee. She discusses her relationship with Lee, their court battles over Kobe’s custody and abduction and describes what it was like to have Kobe missing for seven long months. In addition to Tiffany, the documentary also includes interviews with Kobe Lee, Belzora Cason (Tiffany’s mother) Mark Miller, Bazzel Baz (a former CIA agent who helped orchestrate the rescue), Joseph Fredericks (Kobe’s former law guardian) and the FBI special agent in charge of the case. Additionally, Beyond the Headlines: The Tiffany Rubin Story features Tiffany’s personal photos, Mark Miller’s photos taken immediately after the rescue, documents in the case against Jeffrey Lee and a visit to the locations involved, including Seoul, South Korea.
(Disclosure: Lifetime sent me an advance copy of the movie. All thoughts and opinions are my own.)