I don’t even know where to start. “N-Secure” is so awful that you find yourself getting angry with everybody and everything that had anything to do with this “hot, period-panty mess” (c. nOvaslim). Have you ever felt yourself getting pissed off that the film you’re watching was ever made in the first place? I know I haven’t before this; the closest I’ve gotten was all of those Roc/Damon Dash movies starring Beanie Sigel and Memphis Bleek that I can’t even remember the names of now. N-Secure makes those films look like Steven Soderbergh flicks, straight up.
I can’t even give this “movie” a review, cause there is no real plot or point. I implore you never to come near this one…kinda look upon it like venturing near Dracula’s coffin at sunset. But if you don’t heed my very sage advice, know that I am about to give away some “spoilers” (though I really don’t think it will make a bit of difference in your experience watching it). Here is my impression of the “movie” in bullet-points, cause this sh*t left me too spent to write full-on thoughtful paragraphs:
* First of all, how do you cast someone in the lead that looks exactly like Professor Oglevee from “The Parkers”? He even had his same…ummm….”zest” ifyaknowwhatimean. That distracted me for most of the “movie”. Why not get the real thing? I’m sure he would have worked for the same salary as dude whose name I do not know and have no desire to look up.
* This “movie” is about a man who is so obsessed in his love relationships that he will practically beat down a woman if she is 4 minutes late (yes, literally), uses a CSI type blacklight to check for any stains on the sheets, put a GPS tracking system on his girl’s car, goes ballistic over a curling iron burn cause he thinks it’s a hickey, and makes his woman sign a contract that she will not have any girlfriends and return his calls within 1 minute. Yet no woman wants to leave him because of his high life in material things. WTF is this “movie” trying to say?
* I don’t really know anything about “Nephew Tommy”, but I do know he’s in the running to be this century’s Mantan Moreland. Can we have one more cue for bugged-out eye reaction, pretty please?
* Can somebody please explain to me why Thelma from “Good Times” has a three minute throwaway cameo in this “movie”? Is she related to one of the volunteer P.A.’s or something?
* Imma need Essence Atkins to show us that she has more range beyond what she has shown us on “Half And Half”. I love her, but dang!
* I believe that this is the first time since “The Cosby Show” that I’ve seen Tempestt Bledsoe’s hair looking decent, though 90% isn’t really hers ifyaknaowwhatimean. Sadly, her acting hasn’t improved even a microdot.
* Ditto for Elise Neal.
* Where the heck did they get the music from in this “movie”? It makes a Lifetime movie soundtrack sound like high-concept art. I mean strictly “As The World Turns” circa 1968.
* Why is Lamann Rucker (the only male eye-candy) given top billing, only to be bumped off in the first 15 minutes?
To sum up everything, this “movie” is about an unreasonable man who goes through extraordinary and quite unrealistic lengths to keep a leash on his woman. That’s it. No reason is ever given for this, except that he had a controlling father…I would like to think it takes a little more than that to turn someone into a psychopath, but who am I to know? Obviously the writers of this “movie” know more than we do. A lot more, apparently, as nothing in this script or anything else makes any sense…including why this “movie” was made in the first place and why anybody even bothered to show the f*ck up.
Invisible Cinema rating: Z-