Sunday, July 21, 2019

Secret Obsession (2019)

I can't resist a Netflix movie that EVERRRYYYBODY is talking about, especially if it contains Mike Vogel looking like a snack.  It's hot as balls here in NYC (over 100 all weekend) and we spent the whole day yesterday outside so today is for movies and air conditioning.  I rarely get to watch "new" movies anymore, what with the parenting, full time job, and freelancing but some days there's just a lovely little pocket of time that I can use for stuff like this.

While I'm clearly most concerned with Mike Vogel, who plays Russell, this movie is also popular for starring Disney Channel favorite Brenda Song as his wife, Jennifer.  Additionally, the detective is played by Dennis Haysbert, and I subconsciously keep waiting for him to say "Allstate." 

After being chased by a mysterious man and subsequently being in an accident, Jennifer finds herself in the hospital with a traumatic brain injury and no recollection of her life prior.  Russell arrives, expressing distress over his wife's accident, although she can't remember having a husband.  While he has photo albums and memories of their life together, he tells her that both her parents died and that she doesn't see old friends since they moved right before the accident.  I won't give away the "twist" but if you've watched as many of these corny thrillers as I have, you'll be able to figure it out pretty quickly. 

Was this a quality movie?  No, not really.  It was chock full of inconsistencies, bad Photoshopping skills and a deep desire to be the second coming of Misery.  But was this a fun movie to watch?  Yes.  If you enjoy killing a couple hours with a Lifetime movie, you will like this one as well.