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Obsessed (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Thriller | 24 April 2009 (USA)
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A successful asset manager, who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage. But when a temp worker starts stalking him, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.

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Steve Shill

Writer:

David Loughery
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Idris Elba ... Derek
Beyoncé ... Sharon (as Beyoncé Knowles)
Ali Larter ... Lisa
Jerry O'Connell ... Ben
Bonnie Perlman ... Marge
Christine Lahti ... Reese
Nathan Myers Nathan Myers ... Kyle
Nicolas Myers Nicolas Myers ... Kyle
Matthew Humphreys ... Patrick
Scout Taylor-Compton ... Samantha
Richard Ruccolo ... Hank
Bryan Ross Bryan Ross ... Security Man
Nelson Mashita Nelson Mashita ... Doctor
Bruce McGill ... Joe Gage
Ron Roggé ... Roger
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Storyline

Derek Charles is a hard working man, employed as a asset manager in a private company. He is very happy with his beautiful wife, Sharon, and only son, and because of his hard work he just got a huge promotion. But suddenly he gets a temporary worker who is both attractive and smart, and Derek is understandably impressed with her and also finds himself physically drawn to her. However, this new girl is desperate to get close to him - at any cost. Written by alfiehitchie

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An office flirtation. An innocent temptation. Two different perceptions. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue, some violence and thematic content | See all certifications »

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Official Sites:

Official site | Sony

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Oh No She Didn't See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,612,730, 26 April 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$68,261,644

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,830,340
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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film was shipped to theaters under the code name "Logical Consequences." See more »

Goofs

At the end of the movie when the two girls fight, Beyoncé has a cut near her lips, then when she is outside with Derek she doesn't have the cut anymore. See more »

Quotes

Derek Charles: Bitch, breathe!
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Golden
Written by Jill Scott, Anthony Bell, Harold Robinson and J. Darrell Robinson, Jr.
Performed by Jill Scott
Courtesy of Hidden Beach Records
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A mindless, campy, fun thriller... and I loved every minute of it.
29 May 2009 | by A_Random_Guy_22See all my reviews

Obsessed, while borrowing heavily from the classic eighties' Michael Douglas thriller Fatal Attraction, still manages to be its own film. How is that possible, you ask? Well, I'm not quite sure myself. It could be that the audience is too busy laughing and cheering to care or even notice. Let me explain. Obsessed is NOT a serious movie. It is a mindless, campy, fun thriller that you should take with a pinch of salt.

Derek Charles (The Wire's Idris Elba) is a successful executive vice president at Gage Bendix and happily married to Sharon (singer-turned-actress Beyonce Knowles). They're "the perfect family" as Lisa Sheridan, Derek's new temporary assistant put it. But when Lisa (Heroes' Ali Larter) becomes "obsessed" with Derek, everything he's worked so hard for is placed in jeopardy.

What follows is a crazy thrill-ride up until one of the most-talked about catfights in film history. Seriously, my audience cheered, laughed, whooped, etc. It was like being at a boxing match. That alone was worth the price of admission.

Lastly, I thought I'd comment on the acting since it seems most people have been put off this movie because of the fact that Beyonce is in it. You probably won't believe me when I say that this is probably her best acting to date. You really felt and believed her character. Idris Elba was brilliant as always, but Ali Larter completely steals the show as the psycho bitch from hell! Why do Blondes do bad so good? Obsessed isn't a film, it's an experience. It's one of those films you just simply MUST see on the big screen with a full audience. You couldn't possibly get the same effect at home with your family. It's most definitely a must-see in theatres, especially for someone looking for a good time.

With a rockin' soundtrack, great script and cast, Obsessed is a blast of stupid fun and, without a doubt, the sexiest – and most entertaining – thriller of 2009! I still think they should've gone with the original title, though: Oh No She Didn't! Also, I might add that, contrary to popular belief, this movie is not in the slightest bit racist.


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