Wednesday, February 22, 2012

The Resident: A Fresh Perspective to the Often Told Story of Obsession

By: Da'Mon Guy

     There have been a countless number of films devoted to the theme of obsession. However, there are very few that takes the approach that The Resident does to the delivery of the tale. The Resident gives a mind-blowing, unconventional approach to the frequently-told story of obsession. The story is very reminiscent of the style of the great films of stalking/fixation such as Fatal Attraction.The movie stars Hilary Swank (Amelia), Jeffrey Dean Morgan (The Losers), Christopher Lee, Lee Pace (When In Rome), and Aunjanue Ellis (The Help).

     The Resident is a unique, revitalizing perspective on the often told story of stalking, mistrust, and lust. It’s a direct to video film that premiered in early 2011. It’s good story that offers a revitalizing perspective on the story of stalking and obsession. What separates this take from the other obsession stories that this is one of the few stories to grant an equal amount of the tale to both the stalker and the victim who becomes the fixation of the obsession.

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