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Compulsion (2013)

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

Director:

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

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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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This is the first official remake that Carrie-Anne Moss stars in. See more »

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References Chapter 27 (2007) See more »

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Promise Me A Rose Garden
Performed by The M Machine
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A movie.. play.
28 September 2013 | by QuotiusSee all my reviews

An enjoyable little film full of the kind of intense and intimate relationships that you normally only find on a stage. Hopefully that will be enough to set the scene as Compulsion is not really a film, its a theater production put on to film.

Compulsion is two stories that unravel and then combine to become one as you really only get the second story after being fully immersed in the fervor and passion of Amy (Heather Graham). Heather Graham appears to have added more a little Nigella Lawson (Youtube her) to her depiction of a voluptuous gastronome desperately seeking acknowledgement and love.

So too does the other leading character Saffron bring a fine set of hang ups and issues played by Carrie Anne Moss.

Both lead actresses set the movie apart from ennui with excellent portrayals of their characters and through their selling of the story. They also looks fantastic (which can't be bad!).

If you take the movie for the play that it is, rather than the blockbuster you might be hoping for, then you should get on fine.


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