Obsession for the Mentor
It's been five years since the suicide of her fiancee and despite the publication of a book Skye (Haley Webb - Letter Never Sent) is still a struggling writer who ends up picking up strangers for one night stands. But following a disappointing meeting with her agent she is approached by Holly (Chelsea Lopez), a big fan of her best selling book, who is willing to pay her if she will mentor her and help her finish her book. But Skye has sinister plans as after reading Holly's first draft plans to steal it and pass it off as her own work. The question is why is Holly so desperate for Skye to mentor her?
Painfully slow to the point of boredom is how "Unwritten Obsession" plays out or at least that is how it unfortunately feels. During the first 30 minutes we learn that Skye is broke, we can guess by her reluctance to write a sequel to her popular novel that she stole the story her dead fiancee wrote and she plans to steal the story which Holly has asked her guidance on. This opening really only leaves you with three thoughts and one of those is "hurry up and end". But there are the other two thoughts; how will Skye deal with Holly when she steals her story and what is Holly up to as when ever Skye isn't around she is snooping through her possessions, especially those belonging to her late fiancee. Having watched more than my fair share of these made for TV movies I had several possible answers to the questions long before the answer is revealed in "Unwritten Obsession".
Now I won't tell you what happens but basically during the final 15 minutes we discover what is going on when it comes to Holly and her behaviour. But "Unwritten Obsession" also has one of those utterly pointless endings where there is no real closure, just a couple of scenes which hint that the story isn't really over. Sadly whilst the ending has the revelations there isn't much else to the movie especially as for most of "Unwritten Obsession" just features Haley Webb as Skye and Chelsea Lopez as Holly and sadly their characters are not that interesting. Once in a while there is Skye's agent and also her neighbour but in the end these are just filler which this thriller seems full of.
What this all boils down to is that "Unwritten Obsession" is the sort of movie which will impress if you are the sort of person who can't second guess what the revelations are going to be. Unfortunately I did and that made "Unwritten Obsession" a slow progression to what felt an obvious reveal.