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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

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David Loughery
4 wins & 8 nominations. See more awards »

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

Goofs

The wife is shown wearing white platform shoes when the couple first enter their new home. When they get up to the attic, she is wearing patent leather shoes. See more »

Quotes

Sharon Charles: [about Lisa] She was naked in your hotel room?
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American Boy
Written by Will.i.am (as Will Adams), Kanye West, John Legend (as John Stephens), Estelle (as Estelle Swaray), Joshua Lopez (as Josh Lopez), Caleb Speir, Keith Ernesto Harris (as Keith Harris) and Kweli Ebon Washington (as Kweli Washington)
Performed by Estelle featuring Kanye West (uncredited)
Courtesy of Homeschool Records / Atlantic Recording Corp. by arrangement with
Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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A successful businessman receives sexual harassment by a beautiful and obstinate psychopath
24 June 2010 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

An African-American named Derek ( Idris Elba ) is a busy asset manager , happily married with family and only son . Then he deserves the unwanted attention of an employee and is receiving sexual harassment at the hands of loony stalker , a temporary worker named Lisa ( Ali Larter ) . After a Christmas celebration he returns home to wife named Sharon ( Beyonce Knowles, also producer ), and Lisa becomes progressively angrier as she is desperate to get close to Derek. Lisa is understandably impressed with him and finds herself physically drawn to Derek . You might even say she is boiling bunny mad and she proceeds to turn his family's life into a living hell .

This is an average thriller, and inferior to ¨ Fatal attraction ¨ by Adrian Lyne , the date movie of the late 1980s , that garnered six Academy Award nominations and played Michael Douglas , Anne Archer and Glenn Close whose roles bear remarkable resemblance to Idris Elba , Beyonce Knowles and Ali Larter . The plot is too obvious, but the dialogue rings true and the passable performances hold the story together . Fine Idris Elba as hard working man , Beyonce deserves kudos for side-stepping cliché as the strong but frightened wife , and Ali Larter is good as sexy woman who results to be psychotic as she chews up the scenery . It features an ending which seems more appropriate to terror film . Still, its extremely luxurious scenarios certainly holds your attention . Intriguing musical score by James Dooley and glamorous cinematography by Ken Seng . The motion picture is regularly directed by British filmmaker Steve Shill . He's an expert director of TV episodes , as he realized ¨ Dexter , Trauma , Law and order , The Tudor , Rome, The Soprano , West wing , Big Love ¨ and many others , ¨Obsessed ¨ is his only film . Rating : Average but entertaining .


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Release Date:

24 April 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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