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At Theaters: 4/24/2009 On Video: 8/4/2009
Rated: PG-13 Length: 1 hr. 45 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 529975
Studio: Screen Gems/Palm Pictures
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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 Sharon. But when Lisa, a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
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Thriller Action - This is a thriller aimed at adult audiences, particularly urban ones. While there is no explicit sex nor nudity, the subject matter alone plus some violent content make this inappropriate for young children. Fans of the three top-lining stars should be pleased.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Idris Elba THE UNBORN, ROCKNROLLA, THIS CHRISTMAS
Beyonce Knowles CADILLAC RECORDS, DREAMGIRLS, THE PINK PANTHER
Ali Larter RESIDENT EVIL: EXTINCTION, A LOT LIKE LOVE
Bruce McGill CINDERELLA MAN, COLLATERAL, MATCHSTICK MEN
Jerry O'Connell KANGAROO JACK, TOMCATS, MISSION TO MARS
Christina Lahti SWING SHIFT
Director: Steve Shill Feature Film Directorial Debut
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Production Notes Heading
Becoming Obsessed
Looking Obsessed
Feeling Obsessed
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 3 S-words, 3 GD's, a number of others.
SEX/NUDITY: Clothed sensuality.
VIOLENCE: One big fight between two women.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco.
ACTION: One big fight between two women.
COMEDY: Some suggestive wisecracks.
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Based on an Exit Polling of 93 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
13-19Teens (M)
11
Very High
91%
13-19Teens (F)
28
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
5
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
13
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
12
Fairly Low
92%
30+Adults (F)
24
High
88%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
The following is the original "What's Worth Watching" write-up for this movie.

Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 93 moviegoers:
TEENS:Both the males and the females loved "Obsessed." Very highly recommended!
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:All the females loved "Obsessed." Two of the five males loved it and the others enjoyed it very much. Highly recommended.
ADULTS:The male reviews are disappointing. Less than half truly enjoyed it. A third rated it as average. One quarter rated it below average to poor. The female reviews are much better. Two-thirds truly enjoyed "Obsessed." Most of the rest rated it average. Recommended for the ladies but the men might consider a matinee.


D ETAILED S TORYLINE
Sharon Charles (Beyoncé Knowles) is a smart young woman with a charmed life. She has a handsome husband, Derek (Idris Elba); a sweet young son; and they've just moved into their dream home thanks to Derek's recent promotion. Then one day Derek meets a new temp at the office: Lisa (Ali Larter). Beautiful, poised, and perpetually cheerful, Lisa is the perfect co-worker. Soon Derek finds her crying at work over a boyfriend and tries to comfort her. Then Lisa comes on to him at the company Christmas party, and he firmly tells her she's got the wrong idea. The next day she tries again. Lisa won't take no for an answer, and begins to come more and more unhinged with each and every refusal. Soon, Derek becomes terrified by how far it appears Lisa's obsession will go.

At first Derek says nothing about Lisa to his wife, thinking he has things under control. He resolves to fire her but finds she's already quit, and he believes Lisa is gone from his life. But a few weeks later, Derek receives a series of eerie, sexual e-mails, all from the same sender: "TEMPGIRL.” Then Lisa shows up at his office retreat. Sharon is pulled into the triangle as Lisa builds a case against Derek in an effort to drive a wedge between he and his wife.

As events unfold, Sharon sees that Lisa's infatuation with her husband is actually the delusion-fueled quest of a woman who will stop at nothing to obtain the object of her obsession. Lisa is hell bent on tearing Sharon's family apart to claim what she's sure is rightfully hers. When Sharon comes home one day to find that Lisa has been inside her home, she's had enough…and takes matters into her own hands. What started as an office flirtation culminates in a shocking, no-holds-barred, violent and bloody standoff between two women who both feel they have everything to lose – and they're willing to die to keep from losing it.

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