Addicted is an adaptation from a novel by bestselling erotica novelist Zane. Director Billy Woodruff definitely picked the best-looking cast for the film but, unfortunately, the film falls flat when it comes to the script and overall visual communication.
The film tells the story of successful business entrepreneur, Zoe (Sharon Leal), who has a flawless outward appearance, amazing husband, job, house and children. Her picture-perfect life shows a mysterious crack when she confides in her therapist about her sex addiction. While working through her physiological issues she meets a dynamic Latino artist, Quinton Canosa (William Levy). She pursues a secret love affair with Quinton to fulfil her sexual cravings. She trades in her husband, children and job to explore her sexuality. Her hush-hush love affair is exposed and her perfect world comes crashing down on her before she knows it.
Writers Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash basically wrote a family film intertwined with soft porn (visually). These two themes will never blend and the intended female audience will probably flip the channel half way through the film. The film is sultry and melodramatic from the very beginning. In reality, Zoe seems to have her whole life in order but beneath the surface she has genuine problems. The character development in the main characters is not explored enough to take the film on the high’s and low’s that it illustrates. The cast gave notable performances despite the very predictable script.
One of the major holes in the plot is that Zoe never really seems to sort out her physiological problems and the film focuses more on her sexual desires. Unfortunately, Addicted is unconvincing and inconsistent.