Obsessed

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Sony Pictures Home Entertainment Released 2009

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Director:
Steve Shill
Released:
2009
Rating:
PG-13
Obsessed is a thriller film released on April 24, 2009. The film was written by David Loughery and directed by Steve Shill. Obsessed centers around Derek Charles (Idris Elba). He is married to Sharon (Beyonce Knowles) and the two have an infant son named Kyle (Nathan and Nicolas Myers). Derek is a succesful business man, the Executive Vice President of Gage Bendix. He is given a new temp Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter). Lisa begins to put the moves on Derek, but Derek rejects her advances. Angry from being rejected, Lisa begins stalking Derek and causing problems between Derek and Sharon. She goes as far as following Derek on a business trip, trying to seduce him in his hotel room. Eventually, when Lisa realizes Derek is not going to leave his wife, she turns violent. Obsessed is the type of film that will have you guessing what will happen from the opening credits to the last-minute.

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  • 50

    Los Angeles Times

    The singer-actress' saucy, glamorously wry performance makes up for some of the film's inherent predictability.

  • 50

    Variety

    Don't expect a pot full of boiling bunnies, because nothing so creatively crazy ever happens in Obsessed, a "Fatal Attraction"-inspired predatory-female domestic thriller that spen...

  • 10

    The New York Times Stephen Holden

    The movie's most disturbing aspect, of which the filmmakers could not have been unaware, is the physical resemblance between Mr. Elba and Ms. Larter to O. J. and Nicole Brown Simps...

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