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Compulsion (2013)

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The lives of two female neighbors intersect when their individual obsessions begin to unravel.

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Egidio Coccimiglio

Writers:

Floyd Byars (screenplay by), Cheol-su Park (based on the film 301, 302 by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Heather Graham ... Amy
Carrie-Anne Moss ... Saffron
Kevin Dillon ... Fred
Joe Mantegna ... Detective Reynolds
Kate Trotter ... Sylvia
Daiva Johnston ... Teen Saffron
Theresa Joy ... Sharon Nelson
James McGowan ... Bob
Natalie Brown ... Rebecca
Katie Douglas ... Young Saffron
Jean Yoon ... Leslie
John Tokatlidis ... Lucas
Gary Vena Gary Vena ... Jack
Matt Connors ... Delivery Man #1
Allyson Niro Allyson Niro ... Crazed Fan
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Storyline

The lives of two female neighbors intersect when their individual obsessions begin to unravel.

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Taglines:

Two women. Two obsessions. One all-consuming liaison. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, a brief sexual assault, and some language | See all certifications »

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Country:

Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 June 2013 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

Compulsão Assassina See more »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Compulsion is the winner of the best picture award (Sanese D'Oro) and the Critics Special Mention at the 2013 Terra di Siena International Film Festival, Italy. See more »

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References The Deal (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Piano Concerto No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11 Larghetto
Composed by Frédéric Chopin
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Hit or miss
12 September 2013 | by jegvetdafaenSee all my reviews

I see why it gets bad reviews as this aims to a very limited audience. If you thought this was going to be a fun and wacky chick flick with traditionally sympathetic characters, you were horribly, horribly wrong.

Everything but the script is damn near perfect, and the script is not terrible either. Not fantastic, but hand in hand with the good acting, fitting soundtrack and beautiful cinematography; it's a very enjoyable film.

IF you're the target audience.

If you're looking for something that dares be different from the rest of the lot, this movie is for you! Also, Joe Mantegna plays a detective in this. If you're a Criminal Minds fan you could watch it just to get a kick out of thinking of it as a crossover between this film and CM.


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