Subject: I have found a DVD that I think you would enjoy
Actors: Beyonce Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Jerry O'Connell, Bonnie Perlman
Director: Steve Shill
Genre: Drama Rating: PG13 Release Date: 4-AUG-2009 Media Type: Blu-Ray
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Maria O. from SAN ANTONIO, TX
Reviewed on 8/25/2011...
well overall this movie is ok. The only thing that bothered me is that beyonce over acts a bit. but i love idris Elba she makes you really hate her which is good since thats her role.
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political idiot | california | 05/25/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A totally predictable retread of the jilted lover movies that seem to pop up every decade or so. This is a silly, faux thriller that leaves no cliche uncovered. I think the whole script was written for Beyonce to have her "you-go-girl" lines during the absurd girl fight sceen. The screen play is at least under 120 minutes --well just barely. That's the good news. The real problem is the utterly atrotious acting. Terrible doesn't describe Beyonce's acting ability. She may be a great singer, but if she were on an acting version of American Idol she would be one of the first to get rejected, you know, in those first two weeks where we see all the hacks to laugh at. Idris Elba as Derek Charles is OK and only makes a few minor novice errors, but he could have been anyone. I will commit no more words to this horrible flick other then to warn potential victims of move theater prices to save your money. Rent if you must. Two stars only for the baby's fine acting."
On no she didn't!
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 08/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Want to see a supremely watered down version of Fatal Attraction? If so, look no further than Obsessed, a potboiler that holds back much more than it succeeds in terms of being a potboiler. The Wire's Idris Elba stars as a successful corporate man who also plays loving family man to his wife (Beyonce Knowles), and soon becomes the target of psychotic young temp (Heroes' Ali Larter). Wholly predictable and cliche, Obsessed is mind numbingly dull from beginning to end, but I guess this is the kind of thing that passes for suspense these days that mainstream audiences seem to eat right up. Elba is disappointing wasted in his role, while Knowles and Larter do their respective parts at looking gorgeous, and doing nothing else as well. All in all, Obsessed is something that you could easily save yourself a few brain cells by not giving the time of day, and spending your viewing time on something more worthwhile."
It's actually quite thrilling
AIROLF | USA | 04/25/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's always a good indication if watching a movie you can't seem to look away and/or stop watching it to do life's necessities - go to sleep, go to the bathroom, etc. The opening of this film made me stay with it; from the opening credits there's an establishment of trust and a relationship is built quite easily with the direction and main characters. That dynamic is sustained until the (shameful) predictable conclusion of the movie. Until then, the movie is a solid mix of character-driven and action-driven narrative that's very entertaining to watch."