Critic Consensus: The inevitable Fatal Attraction comparisons aside, Obsessed is a generic, toothless thriller both instantly predictable and instantly forgettable.
Derek Charles, a successful asset manager who has just received a huge promotion, is blissfully happy in his career and in his marriage to the beautiful Beth. But, when Lisa, a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, everything he's worked so hard for is placed in jeopardy.
|Rating:||PG-13 (for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue, some violence and thematic content)|
|Genre:||Mystery & Suspense, Drama|
|Directed By:||Steve Shill, Steven Shill|
|Written By:||William Packer, David Loughery|
|In Theaters:||Apr 24, 2009 Wide|
|On DVD:||Aug 4, 2009|
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Critic Reviews for Obsessed
Fans of the Final Destination flicks should enjoy seeing how Larter's horror roots are revisited in the over-the-top climax of this trashy exercise in glossy B-movie-making.
Elba grimaces, Larter is seductive, and Beyonce says, 'You better do something about this woman, or I will.' That better be enough because that's all this one's got to offer.
"I knew it would come to this," hisses Sharon when finding Lisa lurking around her beautiful Brentwood home--at which point I exclaimed, "Me too!"--and then the fun (and, for many, the entire purpose of the film) starts.
Another movie that demonstrates it's bad feng shui to place a glass coffee table beneath a chandelier beneath an attic that can't even support the weight of a blond wearing little more than the whipped-cream bikini she sported in 'Varsity Blues.'
Audience Reviews for Obsessed
Who wouldlike this crap, its so boring and stupid, i being generous with 2 stars, a bad movie.
The ending was predictable, as they always are in these types of films. Although, must admit that it kept me on the edge of my seat towards the end and Ali Larter played a fantastic physcopath, loved her perfomance and Beyonce wasn't as bad of an actress as I thought she would be.
Cast: Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba, Ali Larter, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Scout Taylor-Compton, Ron Roggé, Jerry O'Connell, Richard Ruccolo, Dana Cuomo, Candice Cunningham
Director: Steve Shill
Summary: Derek Charles (Idris Elba) seems to have it all -- including the perfect job and the perfect wife (Beyoncé Knowles). But his charmed life takes on an ugly tarnish when sexy office worker Lisa Sheridan (Ali Larter) sets out to seduce and destroy him. Now, it's much more than a dangerous liaison; it's a full-blown occupational hazard.
My Thoughts: "Simply, it was bad. Bad everything. Directing, plot, acting, and even the fight scene was bad. Beyonce really needs to work on her facial expressions. During the fight scene her face made it hard for me not to laugh. She looked a bit constipated. The story is predictable and a little boring. Even the scary suspense music was awful. The film was just trying too hard to be something more then what it was."
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