Over the weekend, I immediately clicked on Netflix’s newest film Secret Obsession, starring Brenda Song and Mike Vogel. I’m a sucker for creepy, spine-chilling thrillers and guys—it did not disappoint.
Secret Obsession follows Jennifer after she wakes up in the hospital with amnesia following a traumatic attack. A man said to be her “husband,” Russell—the hospital employees literally didn’t even check to make sure he was actually her husband—bursts through the doors looking for his wife. He’s by her side when she wakes up, helps her through her recovery process, and attempts to jog her memory by showing her photos of their lovely life. He’s perfect as far as she can tell. Viewers can kind of sense that he’s not who he says he is, but Jennifer does not; after her stay in the hospital ends, she goes home with Russell, no fuss or fight. It doesn’t Detective Page (Dennis Haysbert) too long to figure out Fake Russell is fake, so he sets out to prove his theory.
From there, it just gets messier, and subsequently raises many questions: Why did no one try contacting her parents? Or her friends? Did Russell train himself in Adobe Photoshop? Was Jennifer’s memory that bad that she couldn’t tell Fake Russell photoshopped himself into her wedding photos? Who the hell eats that much scrambled eggs in one sitting? What is the exact timeline of the movie?
Clearly Secret Obsession left me with more questions than answers, and Twitter agrees. Ahead, the best Twitter reactions to all the WTF moments in Secret Obsession.