Beyoncé’s “Obsession”

Look, I saw the previews here in white bread Wisconsin, and I felt that I had gotten the whole film in those few minutes.  What it boils down to is two women, one the single, beautiful, obsessed and blonde white temp, and the other, the very beautiful, very married black wife, fighting over the black vice president of the company husband and the subject of the white woman’s obsession.

I don’t know exactly why this white woman (Ali Larter) has a thing for the brother, it’s just a given.  That’s not enough.  I don’t know what the hell she wants:  power? the ultimate orgasm? a baby? a job offer? a swirl?   She’s never slept with him, although it’s not for lack of trying.  And at first, you can tell that the guy (Edris Elba) is fairly tempted, as a result of a promotion and the unseen perks of his new stature and profession, but he’s really not that into her.    He can’t tell her no, because she won’t listen.  Why does he keep her as a temp, then?   She’s a plain psycho case.

Looks like a cross between The Temp and Play Misty for Me.

I think it’s just an opportunity for the heroine, Beyoncé,  to fulfill the fantasies of a lotta black sistas:  beating the shit out of a white girl who’s got a lotta damn gall messing with her man.  A 101-minute film in order to say this?

Beyoncé’s first starring film is a one-note, worth a quick, straight-to-DVD trip or a Sunday afternoon on the sofa wasting time watching flicks on cable.

It could have been a lot better, but it wasn’t.

~ by blksista on April 24, 2009.

2 Responses to “Beyoncé’s “Obsession””

  1. Correction taken.

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  2. Correction, this is not her first starring role. And I think she did a decent job. But though I did like it, I do agree that it could’ve had a bit more umph to it.

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