Beyonce's latest film - Obsessed.

I just saw a trailer for Beyonce's latest cinematic offering, which spurred me to type up this post. I forgot it's not been released over here yet. It's not too late to stop the UK release altogether is it?!

Obsessed to put it simply is Fatal Attraction all over again. This time it's a successful black couple being targeted by a delusional blonde - that's all.

I went to see this with the Mr 3 weeks ago. we were both aware after seeing the trailer that the entire storyline had been depicted to us quite clearly in 90 seconds flat but off we went one Sunday night to go and see it anyway.

I still can't put my finger on where I've seen Ali Carter before, but she plays her role very well. Her actions even rose a laugh out of the audience a couple of times. Maybe, like me they were just laughing at just how ridiculous the plot was getting as the minutes ticked by.

As a vocal artist I do love me some Beyonce and many a drunken evening with the girls has included the Get Me Bodied dance at some stage. With the exception of 'Work It Out', 'Bootylicious', 'If I Was A Boy' and 'Halo', I've either liked or loved every other DC or solo track that she's released as a single. She knows how to bang out a classic track that'll have everybody shocking out in the clubs but as an actress I'm just not feeling her.

Hasn't she made enough money already?! She's everywhere!!! Isn't it about that time in her career that she takes a break, goes and has a baby or just chills and enjoys her millions?! Usher disappears every couple of years, then comes back with a wicked track, drops a killer album and then goes off to chill in his hilltop mansion again.

Beyonce, B, Fierce One or whatever it is you want to be known as these days, take note!

I swear since she stormed onto the scene when I was about 17 she's constantly been in my face!!

Idris Elba you'll recognise (or maybe you won't) from The Wire and American Gangster and he's tolerable and acts as eye candy for his adoring fans, though there's one scene which made me seriously question his acting ability. It was so bad I thought it was an out-take that had accidentally been put in! The fact that he's my friend's cousin bears no difference to my opinion. This film won't be winning any Oscars!

The last 10 minutes of the film had me rolling my eyes so hard I almost gave myself a headache. Perhaps like me when you see the advert on TV you'll think "Hmmm, ok it's predictable, but it looks like it might be good" and off you'll trot to the cinema too. Don't say I didn't warn you.

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The Makeup Snob said...

Great Review. My husband accidnetly received a copy of this some how.... ( hmmm a mystery to me) it was ok... your right. the story line we saw before. But it was put together well. Beyonce was gorgeous!

Yinka (VexInThecity) said...

Yeah she DID look stunning, I'll give her that. Didn't the last scene with Beyonce irritate you? (Don't wanna say too much cos my UK readers haven't seen it yet LOL)Her acting was wooden and it was so predictable how it was going to end!

LaaLaa said...

I think Beyoncé's career has been managed very well because she hasn't had her mass of fans get bored of her but I was never a huge Beyoncé fan yet the woman's in my face 24/7 I can't click onto a single site with her being there.
I agree there's always a need to take that back seat. Actress wise she doesn't seem to be evolving/learning a single thing from the first film she did (MTV's Carmen) but she was quick to bitch when Jennifer Hudson got wild raves in Dreamgirls...well because that woman can act and sing her ass off in a very emotional role; as usual Beyoncé played the beauty. I'm not planning on seeing this film, she needs to stick to what she's really good at.

Yinka (VexInThecity) said...

I think a lot of people HAVE recently gotten bored with her and like you say she's everywhere! She's on the cover of UK Glamour at the mo and the interview she gave was so bland. Tickets sales for her latest world tour haven't shifted as fast as previous concerts. She just needs to chill.

O/T I LOVE Jennifer Hudson and she totally deserved all the praise (and the Oscar) for Dreamgirls :-)

Doma-Nikki said...

I really want to see this, but ill keep your opinion in mind wwhen i go :D
(Btw ali carter is from Heroes)

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