Her Perfect Spouse (2004) Tracy Nelson, Michael Riley, Andrea Roth, Thomas Calabro Movie Review

Her Perfect Spouse (2004)   3/53/53/53/53/5

Tracy Nelson and Michael Riley in Her Perfect Spouse (2004)

Her Perfect Psycho

It wasn't long after meeting Ty Kellington (Michael Riley - Homeless to Harvard: The Liz Murray Story), a widowed author, that Lisa (Tracy Nelson - Killer Bees!), a journalist, not only falls in love with him but they end up getting married. It is after their marriage that Lisa begins to see a different side to Ty as he doesn't like going out, gets jealous when ever Lisa talks about male work colleagues and starts to show a possessive and suspicious side to his personality. With Ty's behaviour getting worse, even when she becomes pregnant, Lisa finds herself a prisoner in their home after injuring her ankle during an argument with Ty.

I wonder what it was like to watch the first time they did the obsessed, possessive husband storyline in a made for TV movie. Unfortunately I can't even remember the first made for TV movie I watched which ran with that idea because quite simply I have watched a whole lot of them and after a while they sadly become a blur as they merge together. And sadly "Her Perfect Spouse", which is also known as "The Perfect Husband", fails to do anything to separate itself from the bunch, delivering only the typical aspects and nothing new to take you by surprise.

What that means is that "Her Perfect Spouse" is all about watching Michael Riley as Ty Kellington losing it when it comes to Lisa, from controlling his rage when a male colleague she works with takes up too much of his time to the news of a baby spoiling the peace of their home. As such it comes down to how obsessive, jealous and controling is Ty going to get not only when it comes to removing those who would take up Lisa's time but also when it comes to Lisa doing things his way. And unfortunately whilst Michael Riley gives Ty some nervous energy and a simmering rage as well as a deranged side he just isn't overly memorable, neither are any of the characters.

What this all boils down to is that "Her Perfect Spouse" ends up a perfectly usual made for TV movie featuring a controlling husband with an obsessive side. In fairness it isn't bad but it is only ever forgettably ordinary.