Now in Theaters: “Obsessed”

April 24, 2009 by Jeanne Dupuis  
Filed under Movies

Looking to see a good thriller this weekend? Well, I’m not sure I can promise it’s going to be good but Obsessed opens in theaters today and it’s supposed to be filled with suspense and action. It’s up against Fighting and The Soloist so I’m not sure where it’s going to place in the box-office race but I’ve heard a lot of people say they were going to see it so I think it has a chance to make the most this weekend.

obsessed poster

Credit: Sony Pictures

The movie stars Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter and Jerry O’Connell and tells the story of a couple who suddenly fear for their safety when the husband (played by Elba) realizes he’s being stalked by a temp (Larter) at work.   I’m happy to see Jerry O’Connell getting some work too but he looks like he’s seen better days.  Maybe he’s jogging too much because he looks thin and less cool to me.   Moving on…

Judging from the previews, this movie has a The Hand That Rocks the Cradle meets Fatal Attraction vibe to it and I’m not sure that Beyoncé has the acting chops to pull the role off.  You know there’s going to be a serious girl-on-girl fight at the end of this where the husband somehow becomes physically unable to save his wife.   Bad acting can really make that climactic scene turn into a comical one so I hope they did that part right.  Major kudos to the production team for making her look like a “regular” woman, though.

I found this trailer on the Sony Pictures YouTube Channel but I think it gives too much away.  I suppose the storyline should be obvious anyway but I hate when studios put too much out there.

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