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Obsessed (2009)

PG-13 | | Drama, Romance, 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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Sharon and Derek have all they've ever wanted... but someone else wants it more. See more »


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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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2.35 : 1
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This was Beyoncé's first movie role where she did not sing, although she had a song featured in the movie credits. See more »

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When Derek and Patrick are talking in the employees' kitchen, in one shot Derek is holding a bottle of drink, in the shot directly after the bottle has disappeared from his hand. See more »

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Sharon Charles: [from trailer] I knew it would come to this.
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this movie is way too bootylicious for us all
25 April 2009 | by MisterWhiplashSee all my reviews

Fellas, do yourself a favor - if you have to see this, see it with your "woman" (by that I mean wife or very close significant other, not a first date for the love of Pete), and make sure she pays. You all know she wants to see it, and by the end you'll maybe even thank her for it. Obsessed is one of those movies that women love to watch in their PJ's on a Sunday afternoon with a pint of ice-cream when nothing else is on *except* for the trashiest piece of trash on TV. And make no mistake, Obsessed is such trash that it is a 3rd rate ripoff of Fatal Attraction, which many forget was *already* a rip-off on Clint Eastwood's Play Misty for Me. Here's what you need to know: nice business guy with lots of cake and a fine mansion and a super-fine wife and young tot gets derailed off of living in banality by a foxy-but-trouble type of girl who's working part time in the office.

That's it. No more explanation. If you can guess everything that the characters will do, or wont due to incompetence, then you're doing well. Obsessed makes no bones about being original, and in fact could be the precise template needed if anyone ever wanted to do a full-blown ZAZ-style parody on pscyho-chick movies. It takes itself so seriously that it's hard not to knock on it in most of the scenes - and it becomes further frustrating since out of the three main characters, one actor (Idris Elba) is actually very good, almost too good, for the material, and another (Ali Larter) fits in in her completely 1 1/2 dimensional role without much struggle. Only one, Beyonce, seems to be actually trying too hard to "act" and again gets in trouble as she did in Dreamgirls.

The direction is very slack- considering it's a TV guy who did it, maybe only TV according to his creds- and the writing is slack-ier. The development of characterization and plot moves along like a expertly crafted diarrhea, meaning that it never really stops from its trajectory, and it may be a little smooth going, but it also hurts trying to see it accomplish anything aside from pain. And yet, as far as painful cinema goes, it could've been worse. It certainly has the grace to give us a gigantic cat-fight at the end that you'd expect samurai swords. It's not campy enough to recommend, and by no means if you are a heterosexual male will you get much satisfaction out of it. Girls will giggle and be fine with stuff that is run of the mill, with a few jolting twists along the way.


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