Beyoncé Knowles in Obsessed: A Tongue-in-Cheek Fatal Attraction Retread
How long does it take Sasha to get fierce in this almost-tongue-in-cheek Fatal Attraction retread? Too longand even after Beyoncé Knowles (who executive-produced, as did her daddy) delivers the promising line Ill show you crazy! to Lisa (Ali Larter), the predatory temp whos been messing with her asset-manager husband, Derek (Idris Elba), what follows isnt half as dramatic as what probably went down after she kicked LaTavia and LaToya out of Destinys Child. Obsessed is not without its guilty pleasures: Elba taking his shirt off, Christine Lahtis no-nonsense detective (and her pantsuits). But the films anxiety surrounding interracial sex is so high that nothing, except for flirting, actually happens between Derek and Lisa; the white she-devil makes it all up. Even more suspect than Lisas skin color is the fact that no ones yet put a ring on it. A lot of these single gals see the workplace as their hunting ground, one of Dereks colleagues counsels. Where are Sasha and her Fosse dance moves when you need them the most? All my single ladies, now put your hands up: Youre under arrest. Melissa Anderson
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