Title: A Woman Scorned: The Betty Broderick Story
Year Of Release: 1992
Review Date: July 31, 2013
Running time: 96 minutes
Box Office Gross: N/A
Site Rating: 8 out of 10 stars
Note: There are spoilers in this review
Linda Kolkena and Dan Broderick
Broderick, played by "Family Ties" actress Meredith Baxter, becomes unglued when her husband, Dan Broderick, whom she worked to help put through university, becomes a successful attorney, then starts having an affair with his younger, scheming secretary, Linda Kolkena.
Linda Kolkena on her wedding day to Dan Broderick
The real Betty Broderick crying in court
Meredith Baxter as Betty Broderick. Still is a capture of the mug shot scene during the film.
What Betty did was very wrong in what was a negative reaction to the toxic conduct of her husband and his mistress, as trying to harm others is not the way. People in such situations need to take the high road and work towards rebuilding their lives when their spouse engages in treachery against them. Betrayal hurts, but prison will hurt even more.
This story was a sad example of what can happen when people are pushed too far, as it is not a good idea pushing people's buttons. People need to exercise human compassion in their choices, realizing what can emanate from them. Honor your marriage vows and try to work through your differences.