Beyonce Knowles in Obsessed - UGPulse Reviews

Beyonce Knowles in Obsessed - UGPulse Reviews


The Movie business: The Knowles cash in with Obsessed.

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First published: April 21, 2009

US Release Date: April 24th, 2009

Director: Steve Shill

Main Cast: Beyonce Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Jerry O'Connell, Christine Lahti


 

Genre: Action

 

Obsessed

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Plot:
Everything could not be better for Derek Charles (Idris Elba). He is recently happily married to his beautiful wife Sharon (Beyonce Knowles) and his career is paying off as an asset manager for a successful firm.

That is before Lisa walks in. Equally beautiful Lisa (Ali Larter) becomes a temp at Derek's company and from the beginning there is a dangerous chemistry between the temp and the asset manager. It is not long before that chemistry builds up and Derek is left to wish he had done more to avoid what has now become an Obseession.

Idris Elba and Ali Larter in Obsessed
Idris Elba and Ali Larter in Obsessed.

Review:
If you don't mind seeing Fatal Attraction again you will like Obsessed. However one needs to respect Fatal Attraction which probably has more of a script.

I found Obsessed extremely predictable to be thrilled by it but still good enough to stay in my seat to watch it and get entertained by it. It was like going to see a football game. You know what the game is about but you still go to see it and still enjoy it. However, unlike the Obsessed ending, in a football game you never know who is going to win.

I know what you are waiting for though... Did Beyonce pull it off? After watching her in Cadillac Records one would expect Beyonce to take her acting to a new level. Unfortunately this did not happen. The movie uses Beyonce pretty well when the have to. They don't let her talk more than she has to... and you will notice. Also many of her scenes almost seem like she is in a music video. Someone should tell her that the type of acting required by movie roles is different from her videos. I think she should stick to more dramatic roles like her roles in Cadillac Records or Dream Girls. Anything less makes her too Beyonce-ish leading to a clash between the "Beyonce" and whichever role she is playing... We need to forget Beyonce in the movie and I hardly got any depth to Sharon as a character in Obsessed.

Beyonce Knowles in Obsessed
Beyonce Knowles in Obsessed.

However you have to understand that Beyonce does co-produce the movie and Matthew Knowles is also a co-producer. So there is a lot of money that is staying in the family. Plus using Beyonce in this way is more to get you to line up to see a movie that might have gone under the radar without Beyonce's involvement. I'm sure Nicole Kidman or Halle Berry would not have signed up for such a simple story line. Beyonce had to carry the movie and that is what made it get to number 1.

Otherwise part Ghanian actor Idris Elba does a brilliant job. They need to give such actors bigger roles with more depth. Hopefully this is coming soon. Ali Larter also does a great job with her role. Both are very believable in their assignments.

Obsessed
Obsessed.

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First published: April 21, 2009