With films with such promise like Valentino, The Soloist, and American Violet out... I was quite shocked to see me settling into the AMC Courthouse Friday night to watch Obsessed. Don't get me wrong I don't mind a updated version of Fatal Attraction and definitely don't mind watching Idris Elba but going to the opening night of a Matthew and Beyonce Knowles produced movie would never be first consideration.
But there I was sitting in the theater wondering how the loud and ghetto team chunk had found the Courthouse theater in Arlington distracting me from Bey's performance.
Now I would never say that Bey is an awful actress. I mean if you exclude Pink Panther, Fighting Temptations and the Austin Powers movie... she actually has some not so bad movies. I think she did a good job in Cadillac Records and well Dreamgirls was ok as well. But acting will never be her first talent.
Seeing the storyline was far from original... you just couldn't help shaking your head at Idris' every action... are straight men really that naive or was this just a movie. I found myself laughing along with Team Chunk at Ali Larter's character throughout the movie. The best scene in the entire movie is by far the fight between Beyonce and Ali near the end of the movie, when Bey delivers "Hold on Derek... Let me call you back." when Idris interrupts the catfight.
Not an awful movie... but definitely no nominations for this one... well other than an Image or BET Award.