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Skin and sex can't sell the preposterous 'Addicted'
Skin and sex can't sell the preposterous 'Addicted'

“Addicted” doesn’t know whether it wants to be a modern-day bodice-ripper, a morality-tinged cautionary tale or a serious snapshot of sexual compulsion. Whatever the case, it fails on all fronts. The film, adapted by Christina Welsh and Ernie Barbarash from the novel by bestselling author Zane (she’s been called the queen of erotica), attempts to invest us in one Zoe Reynard (Sharon Leal of “Dreamgirls”).  She’s a successful Atlanta art dealer with a great house and picture-perfect family including her ultra-ideal husband, Jason (Boris Kodjoe, effective). Although Zoe and Jason have been together since high school, they still keep the romantic...

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