Lifetime premiered another new movie for fans of the network. "Sister Cities" aired for the first time on Saturday, September 17. "Sister Cities" is based on the 2006 play of the same name by Colette Freedman. The cast consists of four estranged sisters who reunite after the mysterious death of their mother. The movie is appropriately titled because all four sisters are named after cities: Dallas, Austin, Carolina, and Baltimore. During the reunion at their mother's house, the sisters discuss the mysterious death of their mother.

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All-star cast

The four sisters are all well-known actresses. Austin is played by Jess Weixler from "The Good Wife" and "Listen Up Philip." She was the sister who stayed home to care for their mother, Mary, played by Jacki Weaver who was in "Silver Linings Playbook." Dallas is played by Michelle Trachtenberg who was in "17 Again" and "Gossip Girl." It was good to see Stana Katic on television again playing Carolina. She played Kate Beckett on "Castle" that aired on ABC for eight seasons. Baltimore is played by Troian Bellisario who starred in "Pretty Little Liars." The film also shows the acting debut of Cindy Crawford's 15-year-old daughter, Kaia Gerber.

She played the younger version of Carolina. 

Plot

Even though the mother is dead in the movie, she still appears through flashbacks. One day, Austin finds her mother dead in the bathtub and she calls her sisters to come home. It has been many years since they were there. Viewers learn a lot about the sisters through their conversations that often ends in arguments. At other times, there are tears, laughter, and reminiscing. Viewers learn that all four sisters have the same mother but different fathers. 

"Sister Cities" is one of the most dramatic and shocking movies to debut on Lifetime about a controversial subject.

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The plot is so realistic that people wonder if it is based on a true story. There is no evidence that the dark tale was based on a true story even though what happened in the story could have happened in real life. Hopefully, the plot won't give others ideas about what to do in similar situations. 

"Sister Cities" will be shown several times. The movie is worth seeing. There was not much advertising for the movie in advance because Lifetime just picked up the television rights to it last month.