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, are placed in jeopardy.
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If I could have rated this movie a 0 I would have but I had to rate it a 1. This movie was like a bad car wreck. It is something you just have to stop and watch for yourself just to see how bad it is and if there is any hope for survival.
Enticement leads to terror when a sexy office temp forms a dangerous fixation on a successful and happily married asset manager. Derek Charles (Idris Elba)(Ummm who is this anyway) is good at his job and all around well liked. He's worked hard to get to the top, and when his workday is finished Derek has the luxury of returning home to his beautiful, jealous, and over whiny wife, Sharon (BeyoncÃƒÂ© Knowles)(Why is she acting), and their healthy newborn child. But Derek's perfect life begins to crumble when sexy new temp worker Lisa (Ali Larter) (Who by the way outshines both Elba and Knowles) goes to work at the office and begins stalking Derek's every move. When Lisa's obsession turns dangerous, Derek and Sharon resort to desperate measures in protecting themselves and their child from her deadly wrath and with that plot alone should have been a pretty decent movie. However, Elba and Knowles do a perfect job of mucking the movie up with awkward performances and overall character immobility. At the end I thought the only victims of this movie, was me, my boyfriend, anyone else that who managed to watch this movie and Ali Larter who obviously owed someone a favor and was duped into taking this movie.
Don't even bother. It's a movie about an office manager who hires a sexy secretary, who she ends up obsessing over her boss and tries to be with him. Of corse his wife, who is played my Beyonce Knowles, tries anything to stop they physco from steeling her family. The movie is a kind of, been there, done that type of thing. It's those type of movies that shouldn't have been realised in theatres. I would rather recommend you watching Twilight.
I think I've seen this movie before. Thats because this plot has been recycled over a hundred times. This movie is probably a good date movie but an unbelievable thriller which it clearly wants to be. The climax was cheesy and Beyonce Knowels' performance was dreadful. I would definitely hope that I don't have to sit through a movie like this again which Hollywood clearly loves to keep on producing nowadays.
I did like Idris Elba's performance while he had a good heart and witty lines that probably saved most of the movie for me. Beyonce is not that believable as a mother and I think she should keep her small acting career to a minimum at best.
It might have been half enjoyable if the commercials didn't tell me everything that I was going to see. I think that Hollywood should stop producing PG-13 horror movies which, if you ask me, how horrific can it get if it insist that a teen can see it alone. Overall, it is a cliche stocker/ thriller film that I would recommend a matinee for someone actually interested in seeing it. But for the tasteful movie goer, you just might find yourself leaving early like I did.
The movie wasn't bad, but there was so much room for it to be sooo much better. First the baby looked to be almost 2 years old, but dialog and different scenes portrayed the child to be an infant which was just a little weird.
There were questions in my mind like what posessed this woman to go after this man, I felt like the film makers assumed the audience that sees this movie won't have such questions looming in their head. Also did she have sex with him that night or not, that was never made clear, the guy said he did not and it looked like he didn't.
I think the previews lured you in to see the movie and Beyonce being the black woman protecting her family from a white woman. I don't think this movie used her nearly as well as it could have, Beyonce could have been great if the movie made more sense!
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Obsessed (14A) * * *
By ROBERT WALDMAN
Allegations of sexual harassment can cut both ways. Indiscretion also knows no bounds when it comes to gender or race. Efforts of an employee to get close and personal with an executive set off alarm bells in Obsessed, a tantalizing tasty thriller from Columbia Pictures now setting off sparks at Empire Studio 12, Colossus and Famous Players Silver City sites around B.C.
Television director Steve Shill tries his hand at the big screen in this rather standard story of a new worker with the hots for a good looking executive. By day Derek works hard at an upscale Los Angeles investment firm. Now off the market Derek makes time with loving wife Sharon and their new born Kevin, a cute as a button baby boy. Passions at work, however, threaten to drive a wedge to this peaceful family.
Happily ever after words of hope and pledges get tested to the limit thanks to the arrival of Lisa, a hot to trot good looking blonde who has her sites set on bagging Derek. As could be expected, one thing leads to another and weÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re led down that typical path of female affection gone haywire. Just like in other similar themes films like Fatal Attraction, Swimfan and Disclosure we all can see whatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s coming a mile away. Still, despite the worn out fashion of this story audiences will get some mild charge out of Obsessed thanks to good overall performances.
Under lots of constraint you can truly sense the tension in DerekÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s demeanour as Idris Elba (The Unborn) stands tall as the maligned guy out to save a marriage and fend off a demon woman. Stand by your man Sharon may have come a bit undone but singer turned actress Beyonce Knowles (Cadillac Records) attempts to do the right thing at all times. Odd girl out Lisa is a fox in Channel clothing and absolutely smoulders under the sexy guise of Ali Larter (Resident Evil: Extinction).
Behind the scenes machinations at a big firm are played out well with the dialogue here being particularly realistic. Tension-packed exchanges between this ill-fated mÃƒÂ©nage a trios ring true though the relentless pursuit of a man by this nut case seem a bit too far fetched even for the most jaded onlookers.
Obsessed manages to cross racial barriers proving that unwanted attention can affect any ethnicity and may be more prevalent than authorities would care to admit. And yes, you do get that squeamish feeling at times through this movie making one ponder just how one would handle a similar situation with apparently no hope for a peaceful resolution. Better watch out!
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