Movie:  Addicted

Rating:  2 Stars (Out of 5)

Review:   Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal) has it all.  She’s beautiful, she owns her own marketing company, she’s married to Jason (Boris Kodjoe), the man of her dreams, and they have two lovely children.  Zoe should be the poster child for what a happy woman should look like.  But she’s not happy deep down; something is missing.  Are there money problems?  Nope, she is doing well and the husband is a successful architect.  Any problems in the romance department?  Nope, her husband idolizes her and their bedroom romps are to be envied.  But there is a void in her life….

Truth is, Zoe doesn’t really know what was missing from her life, at least not right away.  But when she went courting a talented new artist for her company, Quinton Canosa (William Levy), he immediately put his best moves on her.  And Zoe realized that what was missing from her life was that je ne sais quoi, mystery – romance – intrigue – hint of danger – lust, whatever it was, it was an itch that was begging to be scratched.  Zoe recognized the need to talk about this change in her life, so she goes to Dr. Spencer (Tasha Smith) for guidance and advice.  People around Zoe know something is different about her, especially her employee and BFF Brina (Emayatzy Corinealdi), but Zoe is not open to discussing what she is feeling.

This movie started out with some promise.  The actors and actresses are all very attractive, and the numerous sex scenes are very hot, to the point of becoming a soft porn flick.  Somewhere along the way the plot loses traction and alternates between becoming boring, and then becoming moralistic.  Sadly, just not a very good film.

Actress To Watch:  I would really like to see Emayatzy Corinealdi get a starring role in a film.  She was the lone bright spot in this movie.

Dialogue Nuggets:  “You are definitely going to be the best dressed woman in the produce department.”

“I want to paint you and put you over my bed.”

“Sex can be as addictive as any narcotic.”




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