'SNL' Alumni's New Lifetime Movie 'A Deadly Adoption' Turns Heads Online

Fans surprised at Kristen Wiig and Will Ferrell's performances in what are potentially some of the most serious roles they've ever been in.
1:26 | 06/22/15

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Now to the movie that had a lot of people scratching their heads this week end. Kristen wiig and will Ferrell starring in a lifetime original. A good night's sleep is essential. Oh! We all know them like this. Which makes seeing them like this. Why don't you think about it? Reporter: Very, very confusing. You really are a strange girl. Reporter: When word first dropped they were pairing up for a lifetime original movie, many assumed it would be the mother of all made for TV spoofs. It's my fault. I blamed you for everything. Reporter: When deadly adoption, inspired by a true story aired this weekend -- My baby is out there without her medicine with a crazy woman. Reporter: There was though tongue in cheek nod to the cheesy hallmarx of the genre. It wul AAS all there. Kidnapping. Murder scenes. The net work says, all legit drama. Ferrell and wiig playing it straight. Many lost their mind. Some called it a two-hour "Snl" skit where no one breaks. One person wrying, it's like sharknado for moms. Emp's watching and waiting. Thank you, T.J. Just ahead, the movie dominating the box office.

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