Sunday, July 26, 2009

Obsession (1976)

4 / 5 Jul '09
Tagline: The love story that will scare the life out of you
Directed by: Brian De Palma
Written by: Brian De Palma
Actors include: Cliff Robertson, Genevieve Bujold, John Lithgow
Genre: Thriller, Mystery
Length: 98 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

I can now say that I've seen most of Brian De Palma's thrillers that this is probably the least exciting one, still it's pretty darned decent. The story is about a man who's destroyed when his wife and daughter are kidnapped, and then the rescue attempt goes wrong and they are both pronounced dead. From there he's desperately trying to get his life back which includes meeting a woman who resembles his wife very heavily. What I wasn't anticipating was the slowness of the romantic segment in the middle, the story picks up big time afterwards, but the middle was a bit trying. At least even during the slow parts this had my attention as I had to know what was going on (you can tell something isn't quite right). It's not the most intense thriller, but a satisfying one, even if the ending was a missed opportunity. Still pretty cool and worthwhile, especially considering it's one of his least known.

Availability:  On DVD

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