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Irresistible (2006)

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A wife and mother is consumed by the thought that her husband's co-worker is trying to win him away from her and their family.

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Sophie Hartley is convinced that she is being stalked. She becomes increasingly certain that her husband's beautiful co-worker, Mara, wants her children, her husband and her life. But no one believes Sophie. Forced to prove her sanity, Sophie grows increasingly paranoid - but is she imagining things? Sophie becomes completely caught up in her obsession, turning stalker herself - and makes a discovery more frightening than her worst fear. Written by InTandem Films

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A secret is not safe if the truth has a witness. See more »


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Rated R for some violent content, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Susan Sarandon worked with writer/director Ann Turner for six months to get the film's script to meet her specifications before principal photography got underway in Australia (from early March 2005 through late April 2005). See more »

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When Sophie is reading the letter addressed to Mara, the address given is Middle Park, 3185, Victoria. The post code for Middle Park is 3206, not 3185. 3185 is the post code for Ripponlea. See more »

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References The Crush (1993) See more »

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Time After Time
(Rob Hyman / Cyndi Lauper (as Cindi Lauper))
(c) Dub Notes and Rellla Music Corp
(By Kind Permission of Warner/Chappell Music Australia)
Sony/ATV Music Publishing
Performed by Bernadette Robinson
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This is a great film!
24 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is a great film! Susan Sarandon is at her very best in a stunning and captivating performance. It is without a doubt, her most accomplished role since Dead Man Walking, and certainly at least equal to her award winning role in Thelma and Louise. Sam Neill and Emily Blunt both deliver extraordinary, mesmerising performances. Neill captures the sympathetic, but increasingly frustrated husband, whose motives you are never quite sure about, as he appears supportive and loving, but can he be trusted? Emily Blunt keeps you guessing and manipulates the audience with her superb performance.

The script and direction are both tight, flow well and create a wonderfully suspenseful, and tense mood throughout. The psychological drama which unfolds is both subtle and yet emotional and incredibly moving as the main character confronts the very past she has spent her life trying to suppress. The themes of this film – of loss, trust, and redemption – are universal themes which will speak to a range of viewers; you cannot help but be moved by its emotional power.

The ending is a wonderful double twist which is simply brilliant, original - and chilling. I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see a first rate, highly intelligent, psychological thriller. It is a truly haunting journey watching this excellent movie.


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