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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.

Director:

Steve Shill

Writer:

David Loughery
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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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What you hide makes you innocent. What you reveal makes you guilty. And the truth lies somewhere in between. 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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This was Steven Shill's feature film directing debut. See more »

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When Derek first has Lisa sitting in his office and the camera view is toward Derek, a coffee cup is in his left hand. However, in the succeeding view looking toward Lisa the coffee cup is suddenly in Derek's right hand. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Charles: Did you not get my message?
Lisa Sheridan: I'm so sorry. We didn't want you to find out this way.
Sharon Charles: I knew it would come to this.
Lisa Sheridan: I know how hard it must be to have someone fall out of love with you. I know.
Sharon Charles: You are completely delusional. I'm gonna have the cops deal with your crazy ass.
[Sharon proceeds to leave out of the room as Lisa grabs her]
Lisa Sheridan: Wait! It does't...
Sharon Charles: Don't touch me!
[Sharon tries to walk away again]
Lisa Sheridan: We can talk...
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The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Marcus Miller
Courtesy of Screen Gems, Inc. under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
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Boringly Predictable--wait for regular cable programming
26 April 2009 | by TMDavisSee all my reviews

A friend had free movie passes to see this movie--and on my birthday, of all days.

That is two hours of my life that I will never get back.

The movie is a remix of Fatal Attraction, but the plot is nowhere near as edgy and suspenseful. As for the acting...I never expected much of Beyonce in the first place (because she can't act, nor can she speak very well), but I was so disappointed in Idris Elba's performance. A friend remarked that he was probably underacting in order not to overshadow Beyonce, and she was probably right. Still, his character was a caricature of a pseudo-thug from New York who moved up the corporate ranks and added a veneer of sophistication over that thug image. Stringer Bell, we hardly knew ye.

Even Ali Larter didn't come off as psychotic as she could have...perhaps because underneath her lines was the feeling that she was thinking, "What in the world is THIS crap?" Beyonce was a relative nonentity (albeit a well-dressed one), but I'm sure that she and her father bankrolled this movie in further misguided efforts to try and prove that she is a Serious Actress (not to mention a vehicle for further promotion of the House of Dead Wrong--excuse me, the House of Dereon). Too bad it didn't work. However, Beyonce fans and stans will faithfully flock to theaters and will loudly proclaim that she is the best actress since Madea, and should win an Oscar for her performance since she was "robbed" in Dreamgirls. I will give her this: she didn't completely suck as an actress in this movie, but she didn't really stretch herself as an actress either--but then again, she never has. At least she didn't play a singer of some sort in this one, so there is some progress being made.

My disbelief was hardly suspended in this movie. There were so many ways that the movie could have been beefed up to carry viewers on an emotional roller coaster ride, but the writers and directors chose to take the safe route. I'd strongly suggest that people wait for the movie to show up on regular cable programming, and not pay-per-view or view-on-demand.


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Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

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Oh No She Didn't See more »

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Budget:

$20,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,612,730, 26 April 2009

Gross USA:

$68,261,644

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$73,830,347
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