Two good performance and a few touching moments make LOSING ISAIAH a notch better than most made-for-television movies about child custody battles, but exploitative writing and uneven direction prevent the film from being a superior melodrama.
LOSING ISAIAH is set in two worlds--the ghettos of Chicago and the city's more affluent suburbs, many miles away. The story begins in the inner city, where drug-addicted African-American Khaila Richards (Halle Berry) leaves her baby, Isaiah, inside a garbage can for a few minutes, while she makes
a drug deal nearby. When Khaila returns to retrieve Isaiah, she is horrified to discover that he is missing, not knowing that so...