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Obsessed (2009)

  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 13,219 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 24 April 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 108 min
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Obsessed (2009)


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  • IMDb page: Obsessed (2009)
  • Rate: 4.6/10 total 13,219 votes 
  • Genre: Drama | Thriller
  • Release Date: 24 April 2009 (USA)
  • Runtime: 108 min
  • Filming Location: 2345 Midlothian Dr, Altadena, California, USA
  • Budget: $20,000,000(estimated)
  • Gross: $68,032,027(USA)(7 June 2009)
  • Director: Steve Shill
  • Stars: Beyoncé Knowles, Idris Elba and Ali Larter
  • Original Music By: Jim Dooley   
  • Soundtrack: Destiny
  • Sound Mix: SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS
  • Plot Keyword: Temp Worker | Marriage | Stalker | Stalking | Blonde

Writing Credits By:

  • David Loughery (written by)

Known Trivia

  • Shipped to theaters under the code name “Logical Consequences”.
  • This is BeyoncĂ© Knowles’ first movie role where she is not singing, although she has a song featured in the movie credits.
  • BeyoncĂ© Knowles’ character was originally called Beth.
  • Was moved from its original 27th February release date to 24th April.
  • The opening Screen Gems logo reverses back to merge into the Rainforest Films logo.
  • The first film to introduce the Rainforest Films logo.
  • ‘Steven Shill”s feature film directing debut.
  • An interracial aspect of the film was originally planned according to the director in an interview. However, this idea was scrapped, presumably because of similarities to screenwriter David Loughery’s previous film, Lakeview Terrace.
  • The full theatrical trailer was released months before the poster was released.
  • LL Cool J was originally set to play Idris Elba’s part.

Goofs: Continuity: When Derek first has Lisa sitting in his office and the camera view is toward Derek, a coffee cup is in his left hand. However, in the succeeding view looking toward Lisa the coffee cup is suddenly in Derek's right hand.

Plot: 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. Full summary »  »

Story: 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  


Synopsis: Taken from www.themoviespoiler.com

The movie opens with a African-American family moving into their new home. The family consists of Derek Charles (Idris Elba), his wife Sharon (Beyonce Knowles) and their baby, Kyle (Nathan and Nicholas Myers). The drive up to their new home and Sharon removes the sold sign and they go inside. While the baby sleeps, Derek and Sharon play a game of hide and seek in the empty rooms; this includes a tour of the attic, which is only beams and insulation. The game ends in their bedroom where the two enjoy a quickie while awaiting the moving van.

When the movers arrive, Sharon directs the layout of the furniture and Derek heads into his office. Arriving at his office, he jumps into a crowded elevator and notices a white, blond hot chick (Ali Larter) carrying a stack of files. She remains in the elevator after everyone else gets off. She checks him out when hes not looking and he does the same. He asks if shes a client, she says shes a temp and this surprises him. When she drops all the files, he bends to help her and their hands touch. Derek looks uncomfortable and she smiles.

When he gets off on his floor, she does the same. He asks her whom shes there to see and she says ‘Derek Charles’. He tells her to watch out because he heard Derek Charles is a real asshole and tells her good luck.

She later realizes his little joke and drops the files off with his assistant. Derek is a very successful asset manager with a large firm.

As Derek leaves for the day he tells good luck on her next assignment and she says the company is actually keeping her for a few days, but he doesnt hear her, as he never stopped walking. She looks a little sad and turns back to her computer.

The next day Derek arrives at work to find the temp, who introduces herself as Lisa Sheridan sitting at the desk of his assistant, Patrick (Matthew Humphreys). He asks what happened to Patrick and she replies, stomach flu. He says, "Well grab a pen and pad and lets get to work."

Lisa sits across from Derek and he rattles of a list of to dos, many of which she has already taken care of. He asks if hes going to fast and she says, "No, I’m waiting for you to catch up".

She proves to be very efficient and attracts the attention of most of the men in the office including Dereks best friend Ben (Jerry O’Connell) and his boss Joe Gage (Bruce McGill). Both of who comment on Dereks good luck. It seems, his wife was the last hot chick working in the office and Derek snatched her up and married her and now he has the new hot chick working for him.

Over the course of the next few days, Lisa proves to be a creepy but very capable assistant. She even listens in on Derek and Sharon’s conversations.

When Derek and Sharon are talking one night, she asks why he didnt return her call and he says I didnt get the message. He then tells her the new girl got the message wrong and gave him the wrong name, (I think she said Cheryl). His wife asks him where is Patrick and he tells her out sick, she asks, I thought we agreed no female assistants? and tells him to get rid of her. She asks what does Lisa look like and he replies, "plain".

Patrick returns and he breathes a sigh of relief that Lisa is gone, but then he sees her at the desk of Marge (Bonnie Perlman) who is Joe’s assistant. It appears Marge also has the stomach flu. Derek looks like he feels just as sick when he sees her.

At home he and Lisa are discussing her future and her desire to go back to school and finish her degree. He would rather Sharon stay home with Kyle, but she reminds him that he promised after the baby was born that she could go back to school.

A few days later, Sharon brings Kyle to the office and is sitting in Derek’s office talking when Lisa comes in for a report Joe is requesting. She comes over and introduces herself to Sharon who calls Lisa by the wrong name. She corrects Sharon and begins to coo and fawn over Kyle before heading back to work. Sharon says theres one thing that girl aint and its plain. Derek says he wouldn’t know because the only woman he notices is Sharon. She rolls her eyes and they take Kyle around the office. Lisa goes into Derek’s office, looks at a photo of his family and opens his CD case and looks at the music inside and notices one labeled Credo.

The next day theres a CD on his desk and he inserts it to find its a live recording of the band. Lisa sends him an IM saying she knew he liked the group and its a bootleg copy. He tells her the band rocks and get back to work. She smiles as she watches him bop to the beat.

The next day at work, Derek walks into the break room and finds Lisa in tears. He says "hi" and makes his way to the refrigerator for his lunch. As he turns to walk out and almost makes it out of the door before turning and asking if shes okay. She tells him she was just dumped and wonders if theres something wrong with her. He tells her that she is a smart and beautiful woman and if he was single He cuts himself off and pats her arm and says everything is going to be okay. As hes leaving Ben walks in and looks at the two of them questioningly.

Patrick and Lisa have bonded and he asks her how often did she listen in on Derek’s conversations. She laughs and says we need to have cocktails and clue her in on all the office gossip.

The office Christmas party approaches and no spouses are allowed. Sharon reminds Derek to remember to eat something before drinking and have fun.

At the party Derek dances with Marge for a little while before Lisa cuts in. She maneuvers them to the mistletoe and tells Derek that if he doesnt kiss her the staff will talk more than if he did kiss her. He says well Ill have to take that chance, laughs and walks away heading to the mens room. When he walks into the stall, Lisa suddenly appears and follows him inside. She is all over him, trying to kiss him, pulling his shirt out of his pants as he tries in vain to avoid her. They hear a drunken guy at the urinal whos trying to peek into the stall to see whos inside making out. He keeps shushing Lisa and she keeps trying to get into his pants. When the guy leaves he forcefully pushes her away as she asks, "What’s wrong?" He tells her to stop and leaves the mens room. He grabs his jacket and hurriedly leaves the party. As Lisa returns to the party smoothing down her dress, Patrick who saw Derek leave first, makes a catty remark and Lisa says, "Oh, dance with me you queen." They both laugh as they dance.

That night as he slips into bed Sharon asks how was the party and he says the same old same old. She asks, Did anything exciting happen? He says nope and pulls her close as she goes back to sleep.

The next day Derek sees Lisa at the office and she acts like nothing happens. He gives her a wide berth the entire day. Later that day she comes into his office and apologizes for her behavior. Derek tells her dont worry about it. She smiles and leaves. Derek later confides to Ben about what happened at the party. Ben jokes that he is so jealous and Derek tells him its not funny. He tells Ben that hes going to HR to get rid of Lisa and Ben tells him to be careful; she may turn it around on him. He goes to see the HR Manager Hank (Rick Ruccolo) and says he needs to talk to him about Lisa. Hank tells him Lisa has resigned. Derek breathes a sigh of relief and tells Hank that he thought she might have been in over her head.

That evening in the parking garage, Derek gets into his car to leave. As he turns to fasten his seatbelt, Lisa jumps into the car wearing a trench coat. He asks her what the hell is she doing and she opens the coat to reveal a sexy bra/panty outfit complete with fish net stockings. She tells him, its okay now that they no longer work together. He tells her to get out of his car. She continues to squirm in the seat and he yells louder to get out of his car. She asks, "Why are you being this way?" He reaches over her, opens the door and starts to push her out. She screams, "you are an asshole!" and gets out of the car enraged. He peels away with her standing there.

That night, he vows to tell Sharon whats going on. He walks into the house and Sharon is sitting at the dining room table holding the phone and a glass of wine. He sees the sad look on her face and asks whats wrong. She says "I just spent the last hour and a half talking my sister off the ledge". It seems her husband had confessed to having an affair and is leaving her. Well of course, he doesnt tell her about Lisa. Big Mistake.

After a New Years Eve party, Derek and Sharon return home when his email beeps. Derek sees its from Lisa and tries to ignore it. Sharon says it may be word on the big account Derek has been working on and he should open it. When she goes into the bathroom, he opens the email and its a sexy picture of Lisa, which multiplies into countless windows that cover his screen. As he frantically tries to close them all, he tells Sharon its just spam.

At work the next day he e-mails Lisa, saying simply, "leave me alone". The message goes right past her as she responds with a big happy face that winks at Derek.

A few days later, Derek is packing for a work retreat. Its being held at a local hotel and the guys at the office are all looking forward to it. She tells him to behave and dont get too drunk doing all that male bonding.

At the retreat, Derek, Joe and Ben and another co-worker are sitting around the pool drinking when they decide to visit a mens club for some adult entertainment. The waitress brings Derek a drink and says its from the woman at the bar. As he turns he can only see a partial view of the woman. Dereks phone rings and he answers telling the guys its Sharon. As he walks away to talk to her, he sees Lisa approaching him. He quickly hangs up, leaving Sharon puzzled. He asks, "What the hell are you doing here?" She tells him well of course, Im here to see you. He tells her shes crazy and needs help. She tells him how much fun they can have, and he looks at her as if shes sprouted another head. She tells him to come up to her room and tells him "I’m in 610". He informs her that he is not coming to her room. She says sweetly, "or should I come to yours?" He tells her flat out that nothing is going to happen between them and to get some help. His phone rings and when he turns to answer Lisa slips a powdered substance in the glass. He turns to leave and comes back and grabs the glass saying goodbye for good Lisa. He heads back to the table and says hes in for the club with the rest of the guys.

Later that night, Ben and Derek are walking down the hall. Derek is visibly drunk, swaying into the walls and everything. He tells Ben the last drink did him in. He goes into his room as Ben reminds him of their 9:00 meeting. Derek falls across the bed moaning. He turns over to see Lisa hovering over him. Hes incapable of fighting her off as she rubs and massages and kisses him. Derek passes out with Lisa astride him.

The next morning he wakes up in obvious hang over hell. He looks at the clock and realizes its already 9:30. He jumps out of bed and makes it to the meeting by 10:15. His boss Joe tells him hes glad he could make it as Derek slinks into his seat muttering about oversleeping. Two hours later, the meeting is still dragging on when the desk clerk interrupts to tell Derek his wife is in the lobby. Derek excuses himself and the man says shes right over there. Of course its Lisa. Now, NOW hes getting angry. She says, "I know youre bored in there so I thought Id rescue you, Wanna go have lunch?"

Derek tells Lisa she really is insane. She starts rambling again about how he wants her, how he told her if he was single theyd be together and on and on. She then threatens to go into the meeting and tell them everything. He grabs her arm and yanks her toward the meeting telling her to do it, tell them the truth I want you to. Of course she hesitates and again asks, "Why are you being this way? " He says I dont want you! She then heads toward the room asking, "Who do you think they would believe?" He tells her in no uncertain terms that there will NEVER be anything between them and she needs to leave him alone. He turns and goes back into the meeting.

Later on, Derek enters his room and lo and behold, Lisa is in his bed. He says, "Aw, hell no" and tries to yank her out of the bed. He then notices an empty pill bottle and the fact that shes unconscious. He calls 911. We later see Lisa on a gurney and Derek telling Ben hell explain it all later.

That night, the phone awakens Ben. It’s Sharon asking where Derek is, as hes not answering his cell and she hasnt heard from him. He tells her that maybe she should talk to Derek at the hospital. Of course she freaks out and heads over to the hospital. As she skids around the corner she sees Derek and runs to hug him. Before he can tell her what has happened, the doctor approaches him and tells him that it was a close call but Lisa will be all right. Sharon says, "Lisa, what the hell is going on?" Derek tries to calm her down when Detective Reese (Christine Lahti) walks up and asks to talk to Derek. The detective is asking questions and Sharon is asking questions and Derek looks constipated. When the detective asks why Lisa tried to overdose in Dereks bed, Sharon comes unglued. Derek is trying to calm her down and the detective keeps asking one loaded question after another. Derek tries to tell her that Lisa is crazy, but this falls on deaf ears. Lisa even gave Derek as her emergency contact. Sharon has heard enough and walks away with Derek following her. The ride home is tense and Sharon explodes as soon as the sitter leaves. She accuses Derek of sleeping with Lisa, which he of course denies. He tells Sharon about all the things that Lisa did and she asks "why in the hell am I just hearing all this?" She reminds him about their vow to always tell each other the truth. He says hes so sorry and orders him out of their house. Plates are thrown and tears are shed before he finally leaves.

The next day at work Joe advises Derek that what happened at the retreat could open them up to a huge lawsuit and he takes Derek off the big account.

Detective Reese visits Lisa in the hospital and questions her about their relationship. Lisa tells her that Derek is going to divorce Sharon and they will be together. She asks if Derek is there to see her. Detective Reese tells her that she doesn’t think Derek wants to see her; as a matter of fact she knows he doesn’t. Lisa asks, "well why did he send those flowers?" There is a huge bouquet on the table with a card reading, "I’m so sorry about yesterday, I love you. Derek."

Detective Reese looks at the card and Lisa very skeptically. After talking with Lisa, Detective Reese meets with Derek and tells him about the flowers. He tells her he never sent Lisa flowers. Derek says that Lisa must have taken the credit card info when she worked in his office and sent the flowers to herself to make it appear to everybody that he cares for Lisa. Detective Reese also reveals a journal Lisa kept detailing all the intimate details of their romance, which of course never happened. Derek again stresses that Lisa is crazy and he’s worried about what she might do. Detective Reese reassures him that he doesn’t have to worry as Lisa is now in San Francisco with her sister.

The next few scenes are of Derek in his hotel room, playing with his son and Sharon alone at home. We later find out that he has been out of the house for a few months. One day he drops his son off at home and tells Sharon that his birthday is approaching and asks if he can spend it with her. She agrees to go to dinner with him. She tells him she has a gift but will give it to him once she sees how the evening goes. During dinner he begs Sharon to let him return home. He tells her she and Kyle are his world and he wants his family back. She slides the box over to him and its his house key.

Back at the house, the babysitter Samantha (Scout Taylor-Compton) is texting and listening to music as the doorbell rings. She opens the door and it’s Lisa. She waltzes in saying she’s a friend of Sharon’s and she has a present for Kyle and heads upstairs. Samantha tries to stop her when Lisa says, "You mean Sharon didn’t tell you I was coming?" She pulls out her cell phone and has a pretend conversation with Sharon. When she finishes, Lisa offers the phone to Samantha and asks if she needs to speak to Sharon, of course she doesn’t or the movie would end here. She turns and says it will only be a second. Lisa heads to the nursery and stands looking down at Kyle. The next scene shows Lisa rocking Kyle and kissing his head. Lisa then leaves without Samantha even noticing.

Derek and Sharon arrive home and ask Samantha how did things go. She says "fine and your friend stopped by". Sharon respons by saying "Friend? What friend?" They both bolt up the stairs and find the nursery empty. Sharon screams call 911 as they frantically search for Kyle. Derek runs for the car to search for him and sees Kyle in his car seat with a huge lipstick kiss on his forehead.

Cut to the hospital and the doctor telling Sharon and Derek that the baby is fine. Detective Reese offers Derek and Sharon police protection and Derek asks if he should by a gun. Instead he opts for installing a security system.

At the office, Patrick gets a surprise call from Lisa who he hasnt heard from in months. He tells her he could get fired for talking to her. She tells him dont worry you wont get fired and asks him hasnt he heard the news. He asks what news? She tells him Derek is divorcing Sharon to be with her. He laughs and says that cant be true because they are planning a big weekend visiting Sharons parents. Motor-mouth spills the beans that Kyle is with Sharons sister, Sharon is driving to her parents and Derek will travel by plane the following day. Lisa abruptly hangs up.

Back at the house Sharon is preparing to leave for the weekend. She gets into her car and calls Derek to tell him she is heading out. He asks did she turn on the security system, she remembers that she didnt and heads back to the house. Cut to the house and Lisa breaking in through the back door and entering the house carrying a bottle of champagne and two glasses. She goes into their bedroom and takes off her clothes. Wearing Lisa’s nightshirt, she sprinkles rose petals all over the bed.

Downstairs, Sharon enters the house and is entering the alarm code when she hears the pop of the champagne bottle up stairs. She slowly climbs the stairs to investigate the noise. When she enters the bedroom Lisa is in their bed. Sharon says, "Oh, you really are crazy."

Lisa tells her that she’s sorry that their family is breaking up but she and Derek are in love and are going to be together. Sharon tells her to get out of their house. When Lisa approaches her, Sharon grabs her and slings her toward the door. At this moment the phone rings. Both women make a mad dash for the phone and Sharon grabs it first. It’s Derek making sure she is okay. She tells him that she found Lisa in their house and then simply says, "I’m going to have to call you back," and then hangs up.

Sharon turns towards Lisa, and a climatic and very brutal cat-fight begins. The two women kick, slap, punch, head butt and finally tumble their way down a staircase. While Sharon is stunned, Lisa gets up and runs back upstairs. Sharon is right on her heels and the women end up in the attic. Arming herself with a 2-by-4 piece of wood, Lisa proceeds to use Sharon’s legs as batting practice. Balancing herself on some badass four-inch heels, Sharon backs up along a strip of wood, taunting Lisa to come and get her. Lisa swings and falls onto a weak portion of flooring and falls through. Hanging on for dear life, Lisa dangles from the ceiling and we get a view of the floor below and the huge glass coffee table below. Suddenly having a change of heart over letting Lisa fall to her death, Sharon suddenly grabs Lisa’s hand and tries to pull her up. And in return the psychotic Lisa tries to pull Sharon with her. Sharon finally finds her cajones and pries Lisa’s fingers apart and Lisa drops, crashing into the table below. Lying amidst the glass and twisted metal, Lisa slowly opens her eyes and tries to move. But the swinging chandelier gets her attention, weakened by her fall through the ceiling; it is hanging on by a cord. When it stops swinging, it suddenly falls spearing Lisa beneath it, killing her at last.

Sharon slowly walks out the front door as Detective Reese drives up asking what happened. Sharon says, "You know what happened", and she walks into Derek’s arms.


FullCast & Crew

Produced By:

  • George Flynn known as associate producer
  • Glenn S. Gainor known as executive producer
  • Jeffrey Graup known as executive producer (as Jeff Graup)
  • Magic Johnson known as executive producer (as Earvin 'Magic' Johnson)
  • Beyoncé Knowles known as executive producer
  • Mathew Knowles known as executive producer
  • Damon Lee known as executive producer
  • David Loughery known as executive producer
  • William Packer known as producer (as Will Packer)
  • Nicolas Stern known as co-producer

FullCast & Crew:

  • Idris Elba known as Derek
  • Beyoncé Knowles known as Sharon
  • Ali Larter known as Lisa
  • Jerry O'Connell known as Ben
  • Bonnie Perlman known as Marge
  • Christine Lahti known as Reese
  • Nathan Myers known as Kyle
  • Nicolas Myers known as Kyle
  • Matthew Humphreys known as Patrick
  • Scout Taylor-Compton known as Samantha
  • Richard Ruccolo known as Hank
  • Bryan Ross known as Security Man
  • Nelson Mashita known as Doctor
  • Bruce McGill known as Joe Gage
  • Ron Roggé known as Roger
  • George Ketsios known as Hotel Clerk
  • Meredith Roberts Quill known as Connie (as Meredith Roberts)
  • Catherine Munden known as Cocktail Waitress (as Catherine Georges)
  • Dana Cuomo known as Rachel
  • Jon Rowland known as John
  • Janora McDuffie known as Nurse
  • Zachary Chitwood known as Waiter (uncredited)
  • Robert Esser known as Paramedic (uncredited)
  • Monica Ford known as Sally Sloan (uncredited)
  • Maria Lee known as Gage Professional (uncredited)
  • Bob Mundy known as Gage Professional (uncredited)



Supporting Department

Makeup Department:
  • Patricia Androff known as key makeup artist (as Patty Androff)
  • Kimberly Kimble known as hair stylist: Ms. Knowles (as Kim Kimble)
  • Erwin H. Kupitz known as wig maker
  • Colleen LaBaff known as key hair stylist
  • Martin Samuel known as hair department head
  • Janeen Schreyer known as makeup department head
  • Francesca Tolot known as makeup artist: Ms. Knowles

Art Department:

  • Cristina B. Avery known as art department assistant
  • Will Blount known as property master
  • Sharleen Bright known as paint supervisor
  • J.C. Brown known as art pieces
  • David Elliott known as construction coordinator
  • L. David Gordon known as drapery foreman
  • Richard Lambert known as leadman
  • Al Lewis known as assistant art director
  • Vincent Lucido known as storyboard artist
  • Brett McKenzie known as art department coordinator
  • Barbara Mesney known as set designer
  • Larry Morgan known as carpenter
  • Kathy Orlando known as set decorating buyer
  • Efren N. Perez known as set dresser
  • Edmond Scott Ratliff known as on-set dresser
  • Grant Sawyer known as assistant property master
  • Quentin Schierenberg known as set dresser
  • Trey Shaffer known as graphic designer
  • James E. Tocci known as set designer
  • Fante Zamora known as set dresser gangboss




Production Companies:

  • Screen Gems (presents)
  • Rainforest Films

Other Companies:

  • Liquid Soul Media  marketing and promotion
  • 424 Post  sound post-production
  • BT Industrial Supply  expendables
  • Central Casting  extras casting
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera cranes
  • Chapman/Leonard Studio Equipment  camera dollies
  • Direct Tools & Fasteners  expendables
  • Executive Assurance  security
  • Film Art  artwork
  • Klass Security and Investigations  anti-piracy film security (uncredited)
  • Klass Security and Investigations  screening services
  • Movie Movers  hair and make-up trailers
  • Movie Movers  star trailers
  • NPI Production Services  payroll services – post production sound editors
  • Picture Mill, The  titles
  • Soundtrack  ADR facility (uncredited)
  • Star Waggons  cast trailers
  • Star Waggons  hair and make-up trailers
  • Technicolor Digital Intermediates  digital intermediate


  • Audio Visual Enterprises (2009) (Greece) (theatrical)
  • Falcon (2009) (Czech Republic) (theatrical)
  • ITA Film (2009) (Slovakia) (theatrical)
  • Screen Gems (2009) (USA) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing Canada (2009) (Canada) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Brazil) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (UK) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Malaysia) (theatrical)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Singapore) (theatrical)
  • Hollydan Works (2009) (Serbia) (DVD)
  • Lifetime (2011) (USA) (TV)
  • Sony Pictures Entertainment (2009) (Japan) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (Argentina) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (Argentina) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (Greece) (DVD) (blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (Netherlands) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD)
  • Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (2009) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
  • Sony Pictures Releasing (2009) (Argentina) (all media)



Other Stuff

Special Effects:

  • Zoic Studios (visual effects)
  • Lola Visual Effects (visual effects) (uncredited)

Visual Effects by:

  • Dave Isaac Santos Abuel known as digital compositor
  • Casey Allen known as senior flame artist
  • Spencer Armajo known as Flame artist
  • David Aughenbaugh known as compositor
  • Raoul Bolognini known as visual effects producer
  • Kristen Branan known as head of production: Zoic Studios
  • Benjamin Bratt known as digital artist
  • Aaron Chiesa known as digital artist
  • Stephen Chiu known as visual effects coordinator
  • Trent Claus known as flame artist
  • Matthew G. Donnan known as visual effects
  • Steve Graves known as digital effects artist
  • Jerry Hall known as compositor
  • Chris Ingersoll known as flame artist
  • Travis Wade Ivy known as digital compositor
  • Indah Maretha known as digital artist
  • Anthony Meschi known as digital artist
  • Thomas Nittmann known as visual effects producer: lola visual effects
  • Brian Nugent known as Flame artist
  • Nathan Overstrom known as digital compositor
  • Clark Parkhurst known as Flame artist
  • Rocco Passionino known as visual effects supervisor
  • Bethany Pederson Onstad known as digital compositor (as Bethany Pederson)
  • Marlon Perez known as tracker/matchmover
  • Jeremiah Sweeney known as Flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Radley Teruel known as digital artist
  • Micole Toyloy known as digital artist
  • Edson Williams known as visual effects supervisor: lola visual effects
  • Kazuyoshi Yamagiwa known as Flame artist: Lola VFX
  • Roy Yang known as digital compositor (as Jianru Yang)
  • Shuichi Yoshida known as digital artist
  • Zachariah Zaubi known as digital compositor
  • Ryan Zuttermeister known as associate visual effects producer: Lola Visual Effects
  • Ryan Zuttermeister known as visual effects editor: Lola Visual Effects
  • Charles Bunnag known as digital matte painter (uncredited)
  • Jeffrey Evans known as digital artist (uncredited)

Release Date:

  • USA 23 April 2009 (New York City, New York) (premiere)
  • Canada 24 April 2009
  • USA 24 April 2009
  • New Zealand 21 May 2009
  • Ireland 29 May 2009
  • UK 29 May 2009
  • Kuwait 4 June 2009
  • United Arab Emirates 4 June 2009
  • Germany 11 June 2009
  • Slovakia 18 June 2009
  • Romania 19 June 2009
  • South Africa 19 June 2009
  • Spain 19 June 2009
  • Malaysia 9 July 2009
  • Russia 9 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Singapore 9 July 2009
  • Italy 17 July 2009
  • Bulgaria 31 July 2009
  • Kazakhstan 31 July 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Egypt 5 August 2009
  • Switzerland 13 August 2009 (German speaking region)
  • Hungary 17 August 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Norway 21 August 2009
  • Australia 27 August 2009
  • Austria 28 August 2009
  • Philippines 2 September 2009 (limited)
  • Switzerland 2 September 2009 (French speaking region)
  • Poland 18 September 2009
  • Netherlands 29 September 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Japan 7 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Iceland 12 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Argentina 21 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • France 21 October 2009 (DVD premiere)
  • Portugal 17 April 2011 (TV premiere)

MPAA: Rated PG-13 for sexual material including some suggestive dialogue, some violence and thematic content



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  1. Kristine (kristinedrama14@msn.com) from Chicago, Illinois
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    So when I first saw the trailer for Obsessed, I have to admit I wascurious to see this, even though the "fatal attraction" story has beenused five million times before, it's always interesting to see what thenew fresh writer is going to do with it. Obsessed could have been somuch more and offered a lot to the table but instead turned out to be aLifetime movie of the week. There are so many problems with this movie,it's not even funny… oh, wait actually it was, which I'll explain ina minute. But trust me when I say that this movie had me laughing sohard. Now, I don't want to sound strange or wrong, I'm a white womanand even I found this movie not only to be sexist, but racist as well.We have a black family who actually are very successful, well bred,beautiful, smart and nice people, but somehow Beyonce turns ghetto inthe end. This movie needs so much work, it's honestly ridicules, let metell you about the story before I tell you all that's wrong with it.

    Derek Charles is the Executive Vice President of Gage Bendix and hasresulted in a recent promotion. He is happily married to his wife,Sharon, with a son, Kyle. However, when a new temp, Lisa begins toflirt with him. Lisa eventually attempts to seduce him, but herepeatedly rejects her advances. Lisa becomes obsessed and begins tomanipulate Derek and Sharon's relationship, eventually becomingviolent. Lisa fakes a suicide in Derek's hotel room while he is on abusiness trip. Meanwhile, Detective Reese interrogates Lisa, who liesabout her relationship with Derek. While Derek and Sharon are out, Lisagoes to their home and convinces the babysitter to let her in,eventually escaping with Kyle while the babysitter is distracted. Derekgoes to the car, intending to pursue Lisa, and finds Kyle in thebackseat with lipstick from Lisa on his forehead. They set up a homealarm system, but at this point nothing is going to stop Lisa fromgetting what she wants.

    This is one of the worst movies of the year; why? I never really foundAli Larter to be that threatening, everything happened so fast with herobsession, I didn't get her motive or history on why she might possiblybe obsessed with this man. Idris Elba who plays the husband, Derek, iscompletely whipped. Now granted I know they were trying to make himinto a nice husband, but did they go far or what? This man sent flowersto his wife every week, isn't allowed to go to a basketball game with afriend, is not allowed to have female assistants, pretty much hide inthe corner at the company Christmas party so his wife won't jump on himat home. Beyonce Knowles, who plays his wife, Sharon, I had no sympathyfor her character what-so-ever. This woman has major jealousy issuesand we never know why, she mentions that he once was a player up tillhe met her, but it's never indicated that he ever cheated on her, sowhy in the heck is she so incredibly jealous? Also when she finds outthat Lisa attempted suicide in Derek's bed, she won't even hear hisside of the story, not only that, the house he paid for, she throws himout for THREE MONTHS! God, I want know what happens to him if hedoesn't do the dishes, does he have to sleep in the back yard? I haveto talk about the ending, I'm sorry, so if I haven't already spoiledthe movie enough don't read on.

    The ending: we go from the story being about Derek and this crazy womanwho has insane fantasies about them having an affair… stepping in theright direction. But then all of a sudden, Lisa breaks into their homeand lays herself in their bed and Sharon, the wife, catches her,instead of being rational and calling the police, it goes into "it'sall about Beyonce" mode and she's shouting out one liners just toplease the audience. The girls take the ultimate beating and somehoware still able to land on their feet, for God's sake they have 105 lb.Ali Larter swinging a two by four at Beyonce! Then after Sharon killsLisa, she walks out of the house all bloody and the detective andhusband come, as he holds her we pause on Beyonce's face while her songis playing… hmm, subtle on the promotion there, she's a secondarycharacter for goodness's sake! Also one other thing I have to spoil isthat Lisa puts a roofie in Derek's drink and seduces him in some way…what was the purpose of this scene? It never comes up again or had anypurpose, if it's supposed to be threatening, not so much. The detectivewas also a stupid addition to the story, she is the most incompetentdetective ever. Just everything about this movie didn't work, pointlesscharacters, no backrounds, no thrills, chills or suspense, save yourmoney.


  2. TMDavis from Raleigh, NC
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    A friend had free movie passes to see this movie–and on my birthday,of all days.

    That is two hours of my life that I will never get back.

    The movie is a remix of Fatal Attraction, but the plot is nowhere nearas edgy and suspenseful. As for the acting…I never expected much ofBeyonce in the first place (because she can't act, nor can she speakvery well), but I was so disappointed in Idris Elba's performance. Afriend remarked that he was probably underacting in order not toovershadow Beyonce, and she was probably right. Still, his characterwas a caricature of a pseudo-thug from New York who moved up thecorporate ranks and added a veneer of sophistication over that thugimage. Stringer Bell, we hardly knew ye.

    Even Ali Larter didn't come off as psychotic as she couldhave…perhaps because underneath her lines was the feeling that shewas thinking, "What in the world is THIS crap?" Beyonce was a relativenonentity (albeit a well-dressed one), but I'm sure that she and herfather bankrolled this movie in further misguided efforts to try andprove that she is a Serious Actress (not to mention a vehicle forfurther promotion of the House of Dead Wrong–excuse me, the House ofDereon). Too bad it didn't work. However, Beyonce fans and stans willfaithfully flock to theaters and will loudly proclaim that she is thebest actress since Madea, and should win an Oscar for her performancesince she was "robbed" in Dreamgirls. I will give her this: she didn'tcompletely suck as an actress in this movie, but she didn't reallystretch herself as an actress either–but then again, she never has. Atleast she didn't play a singer of some sort in this one, so there issome progress being made.

    My disbelief was hardly suspended in this movie. There were so manyways that the movie could have been beefed up to carry viewers on anemotional roller coaster ride, but the writers and directors chose totake the safe route. I'd strongly suggest that people wait for themovie to show up on regular cable programming, and not pay-per-view orview-on-demand.

  3. Michael DeZubiria (miked32@hotmail.com) from Luoyang, China
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    Remember that movie Wild Wild West? Will Smith has said that that movieis one of his biggest regrets, because it opened at #1 even though itsucked, and he said he hated knowing that so many people were spendingtheir money to watch a movie that wasn't good. At the time I'm writingthis, Obsessed is the #1 movie in the American box office, and I'mwondering if, for example, Beyonce feels as guilty as Will Smith did,because Wild Wild West is about ten times better than this snoozefest.Personally I doubt she has the acting chops to even realize howgod-awful this thing is.

    I've seen some backwards thrillers in my time but THIS…I care hardlythink of where to start. My first question is for Beyonce. I'mwondering if, when she signed on to play the wife of a man stalked by apsychotic blonde, if she knew that her character would ultimately turnout to be just as psychotic as the psychotic one. I'm guessing yes,because here's a direct quote from her character late in the movie –"You think you're crazy? I'll show you crazy!"


    If you want to watch Ali Larter squeezing her limited talents into theform of a badly written blonde with some relationship issues andBeyonce talking all tough to her (and to her husband), you might enjoythis movie. Every once in a while a movie comes along that is soflawlessly terrible that the perfection of the way the badness fitstogether becomes a fascinating area of study. This is one of thosetimes.

    Sharon is married to Derek who has a new employee at his work, a crazyhot blonde named Lisa who was recently hired on from a temp agency. Shefalls in love with Derek and forms a fantasy in her head that she andDerek are together, blah blah blah blah. The movie is called Obsessedand stars two women and one man. You don't really need to know anythingelse in order to know everything there is to know about the movie,except how bad it is. Sadly, you have to watch it to find that out.

    One of my favorite things was that the movie is as suspenseless as anymovie I've ever seen, and yet the suspense music kicks up constantlyand I guess we're supposed to scoot forward to the edge of our seatsand get all worried and whatnot. There's a scene when Lisa e-mails apicture of herself to Derek which opens itself in a dozen windows assoon as he opens the e-mail, and the orchestra kicks in frantically asDerek slowly clicks them each closed, his wife only seconds away.

    Did anyone else laugh at this? First of all, why would you slowly clickthem closed one by one? Does he know nothing about computers? ALT-F4,man!! Or if it's a Mac, Command-W!! But of course, if he knew how toclose windows like that then we would have missed out on the sheertension of watching this guy about to suffer the wrath of Beyonce. Theyactually tried to generate TENSION by having a guy struggling to closewindows on his computer before his wife sees it!! HAHAHAHAHAHAAA!!!

    Then again, with a wife as horrific as Beyonce's character, maybe it'sa good idea to fear her hysterical wrath. She does, after all, kick himout of HIS OWN HOUSE for three months because she thinks. Not KNOWS,mind you. She SUSPECTS that he had an affair. And when I say his ownhouse, I mean the beautiful, multi-million dollar mansion that theylive in, with the sleek new Escalade parked out front.

    This woman, ladies and gentlemen, is a COLLEGE STUDENT. I have troublerelating to a man who would suffer so much ridiculous punishment at thehands of an insecure and violently suspicious woman, and still beg onhis hands an knees for her to take him back.

    In order for a movie like this to work, you have to care about thecharacters, that's obvious, but it's impossible here. Obsessed hasnothing going for it. It's a movie about one poor guy with twopsychotic women around him and I'm going to go ahead and suggest thatit's just not possible to make a good movie when your basic premise isso overflowing with the yawn-inducing clichés of cheap, no-rentthrillers.

    It is informative that Obsessed comes from David Loughery, the samescreenwriter who gave us the highly disappointing thriller LakeviewTerrace last year. Obsessed is pretty much exactly the same story,except Lakeview Terrace was about a black neighbor angry at hisinterracial neighbors. Now we have a black wife going crazy at herblack husband's white stalker. Set your watch to beep every ten minutesor so to make sure you can stay awake. It was a struggle for me!

    Even worse, I'm not sure who the target is. Angry black women who hateskinny, smart-ass blondes? Maybe. Word has it that the original titlewas "Oh No She Didn't," which would at least have been amusing andadvertised right away that the whole movie is a joke. If they had madethis a parody, I really think it could have been good, but it takesitself super- seriously, even when challenging us not to laugh atBeyonce flinging Ali Larter all over her house, or not to cringe whenshe viciously berates her boyfriend, for whom she has not the wispiestscrap of trust but who has committed no crime. The most effective thingthat the movie does is convince me beyond a shadow of a doubt that if Iever find myself dating Beyonce I will throw myself in front of thenearest train.

  4. rkyracer from Palm Springs, CA
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    Total waste of time and money. How do you get your money back? It isnot only trite but was only made because of the race issue. It wasclearly a movie that was not performed as a way to improve the publicinterest in attending movies or to provide relevant entertainment butwas made in an attempt to create paying customers wanting to see acrazy white woman chasing an unappealing black man. Beyonce is not anactress but chosen for the role for her attractiveness and name power.I feel that a film of this caliber will find it's way to the cut rateDVD movie bin at the local discount store and not improve sales at thatlocation.

  5. Destinys_Child from Canada
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    I went to go see this film in the theaters and let me tell you thismovie was a blast! People were laughing and cheering through out. Wasit because it was an Oscar caliber film with amazing characterdevelopment? NO. It was because it was a brainless, campy, thriller.

    There were many laugh-inducing moments. Were they supposed to beintentionally funny? I'm not quite sure, but they were quite enjoyablenonetheless.

    Don't go into this movie with the mind frame of it being a deep,psychological thriller with a chilling plot line because you will beextremely disappointed. It's stupid fun, and what's wrong with somestupid fun once in a while?

  6. knhull from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    The trailer made the movie seem GREAT!!However it was LONG & DRAWN OUTto say the least!If the plot was thicker , and there wasn't SO muchdown time between interesting scenes , it would have been OK.You reallydon't get to feel like you 'know' the characters very well and it wasso long that there wasn't nearly enough in the movie to keep meinterested for even half the time!I would watch it as a Lifetime movie, although sad to say I don't think it would cut it!Honestly, my friend& I had completely HAD IT by the time it neared the end and got up &left before it was even over , and we had been watching it for nearly2hours!

  7. MisterWhiplash from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    Fellas, do yourself a favor – if you have to see this, see it with your"woman" (by that I mean wife or very close significant other, not afirst date for the love of Pete), and make sure she pays. You all knowshe wants to see it, and by the end you'll maybe even thank her for it.Obsessed is one of those movies that women love to watch in their PJ'son a Sunday afternoon with a pint of ice-cream when nothing else is on*except* for the trashiest piece of trash on TV. And make no mistake,Obsessed is such trash that it is a 3rd rate ripoff of FatalAttraction, which many forget was *already* a rip-off on ClintEastwood's Play Misty for Me. Here's what you need to know: nicebusiness guy with lots of cake and a fine mansion and a super-fine wifeand young tot gets derailed off of living in banality by afoxy-but-trouble type of girl who's working part time in the office.

    That's it. No more explanation. If you can guess everything that thecharacters will do, or wont due to incompetence, then you're doingwell. Obsessed makes no bones about being original, and in fact couldbe the precise template needed if anyone ever wanted to do a full-blownZAZ-style parody on pscyho-chick movies. It takes itself so seriouslythat it's hard not to knock on it in most of the scenes – and itbecomes further frustrating since out of the three main characters, oneactor (Idris Elba) is actually very good, almost too good, for thematerial, and another (Ali Larter) fits in in her completely 1 1/2dimensional role without much struggle. Only one, Beyonce, seems to beactually trying too hard to "act" and again gets in trouble as she didin Dreamgirls.

    The direction is very slack- considering it's a TV guy who did it,maybe only TV according to his creds- and the writing is slack-ier. Thedevelopment of characterization and plot moves along like a expertlycrafted diarrhea, meaning that it never really stops from itstrajectory, and it may be a little smooth going, but it also hurtstrying to see it accomplish anything aside from pain. And yet, as faras painful cinema goes, it could've been worse. It certainly has thegrace to give us a gigantic cat-fight at the end that you'd expectsamurai swords. It's not campy enough to recommend, and by no means ifyou are a heterosexual male will you get much satisfaction out of it.Girls will giggle and be fine with stuff that is run of the mill, witha few jolting twists along the way.

  8. karmastang from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    Everything was cliché'. Everything was predictable. The pace neverchanges.

    The acting was mediocre and the characters weren't really believable.To be honest you get kind of irritated by the actor's roles kind of howyou get irritated in horror movies when the girl just has to go backinto the house when she knows the killer is inside – the characters'roles were the least realistic – it's almost as if they are all idiotsand have no idea how to handle simple problems even if it were basicmath.

    Guys, next time, try to focus on making the movie enjoyable, and notjust your trailer…

  9. yrubotheringme7 from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    Ever since I saw the trailer I knew this movie was going to suck reallybad. I walked into the theater jam packed. The beginning started prettydescent, then once he started to get to know the "Obsessed" temp, themovie started to get really weird. I think they over exaggerated thismovie way to much. The acting was horrible and the ending fight scenewas hilarious! Everyone in the theater laughed when the quote "BitchBreath" was said. This movie could of been a huge success, but theyhired really bad actors and actresses. The girl that played the temp isa good actress, she knows better than to sign up for this crap. OverallI gave this a 6/10 because some of it was pretty entertaining, Iwouldn't recommend this movie to anyone.

  10. hmsshopping from United States
    30 Mar 2012, 2:31 am

    I must say, I'm highly offended by the person calling this movie "ARacist Piece of Trash" because they said in their comment, and I quote,"I am sorry but there are very few African- American men in this worldthat wouldn't jump at the chance to sleep with a white woman." Umm…hello? YOU are racist for that comment alone.

    I actually found the movie to be pretty entertaining and I was into itthe whole time. I felt angry, upset, and tense, because I was wrappedin the drama. What struck me most what the portrayal by Ali Larter of awoman who truly BELIEVED that the man was in love with her. I expectedit to be like other movies of this type, where the woman isintentionally sabotaging the man's life. I was frustrated by hercharacter in a good way. It was believable and real.

    I didn't expect this to be a riveting high-quality film. I expected itto be entertaining, gripping, and that's exactly what it was. Never wasI bored. Anyone who expected greatness from this film shouldn't beallowed to review, we all knew it wasn't an Oscar film.

    So, for what it is, I thought it was great. And the not-so-subtleChristian Louboutin sponsorship… Fantastic:)

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