Maria O. from SAN ANTONIO, TX Reviewed on 8/25/2011...
well overall this movie is ok. The only thing that bothered me is that beyonce over acts a bit. but i love idris Elba she makes you really hate her which is good since thats her role.
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political idiot | california | 05/25/2009
(2 out of 5 stars)
"A totally predictable retread of the jilted lover movies that seem to pop up every decade or so. This is a silly, faux thriller that leaves no cliche uncovered. I think the whole script was written for Beyonce to have her "you-go-girl" lines during the absurd girl fight sceen. The screen play is at least under 120 minutes --well just barely. That's the good news. The real problem is the utterly atrotious acting. Terrible doesn't describe Beyonce's acting ability. She may be a great singer, but if she were on an acting version of American Idol she would be one of the first to get rejected, you know, in those first two weeks where we see all the hacks to laugh at. Idris Elba as Derek Charles is OK and only makes a few minor novice errors, but he could have been anyone. I will commit no more words to this horrible flick other then to warn potential victims of move theater prices to save your money. Rent if you must. Two stars only for the baby's fine acting."
On no she didn't!
N. Durham | Philadelphia, PA | 08/03/2009
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Want to see a supremely watered down version of Fatal Attraction? If so, look no further than Obsessed, a potboiler that holds back much more than it succeeds in terms of being a potboiler. The Wire's Idris Elba stars as a successful corporate man who also plays loving family man to his wife (Beyonce Knowles), and soon becomes the target of psychotic young temp (Heroes' Ali Larter). Wholly predictable and cliche, Obsessed is mind numbingly dull from beginning to end, but I guess this is the kind of thing that passes for suspense these days that mainstream audiences seem to eat right up. Elba is disappointing wasted in his role, while Knowles and Larter do their respective parts at looking gorgeous, and doing nothing else as well. All in all, Obsessed is something that you could easily save yourself a few brain cells by not giving the time of day, and spending your viewing time on something more worthwhile."
It's actually quite thrilling
AIROLF | USA | 04/25/2010
(4 out of 5 stars)
"It's always a good indication if watching a movie you can't seem to look away and/or stop watching it to do life's necessities - go to sleep, go to the bathroom, etc. The opening of this film made me stay with it; from the opening credits there's an establishment of trust and a relationship is built quite easily with the direction and main characters. That dynamic is sustained until the (shameful) predictable conclusion of the movie. Until then, the movie is a solid mix of character-driven and action-driven narrative that's very entertaining to watch."
This might sound strange but...
Andrew Ellington | I'm kind of everywhere | 08/05/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I kind of like this movie.
Seriously, this movie is kind of stupid yet completely entertaining. I was really floored with how much enjoyment (cheap and slightly guilty I will admit) I got out of this movie. My wife and I happened to catch this while lazing it up on our last vacation, and while I was not initially interested in watching the film at all I must say that it held my attention and then some.
Yes, the film is kind of a cheap knock off of `Fatal Attraction' with inferior acting and plot development, but it doesn't matter.
The film follows a successful man named Derek who happens to land in the evil and manipulative clutches of Lisa, a hot temp who has a thing for him. The thing is, Derek is married. He has a family. He isn't interested (well, at least not to such a degree that he would jeopardize what he has for her). Lisa is very interested, so much so that she goes all sorts of bat-poop crazy and starts wrecking Derek's life, one ridiculous move after another. With Derek's family on the line, things start getting pretty intense...and then, well, you have Sharon, Derek's wife; and she isn't content with `sitting pretty'.
Yes, there are many moments in this film that are unintentionally funny (Beyonce alone is unintentionally funny) but it doesn't matter. Nothing matters here. The film is fun. Aside from Beyonce's ridiculous performance, and Ali's obvious overacting (I miss the days when she was a fresh face with lots of untapped potential) there is a surprisingly deep performance delivered by Idris Elba. Seriously, this is far from what I expected. He adds layers of authenticity to Derek's situation, and you can feel each emotional connection he has on full display here. It is a performance that is far above the material, which also makes this film somewhat of a hidden gem.
So, the movie is not a masterwork of any kind, but when it comes of mindless popcorn thrillers, this one is better than average in the fact that it actually entertains more than it insults our intelligence. Sure, I gave it a C, but that is a C+ with a very strong recommendation. Seriously; take a lazy Sunday afternoon and pop this one in the DVR."
Anita Sartor | ohio | 03/31/2010
(3 out of 5 stars)
"At first glance of this movie, I thought, great another hand that rocks the cradle! No one needs to suffer through that again. There have been so many movies out there with psycho stalkers, and all have been pretty lame. While this movie has basically the same plot line, it differs in Derrick; the main character does not show any interest in his psycho stalker Nicole. I mean NO interest. He is very clear with her that he is happily married to his wife Sharon. Still she stalks him and has crazy delusions of their imaginary future together. This chic is absolutely crazy! Sharon finds out about her husband's stalker when Nicole (the stalker) tries to commit suicide in Derricks room during the work outing. That is not even the worst of what this crazy bitch does to these poor people. You'll have to watch the movie. I will tell you this; Sharon (the wife) is bad ass! In other movies the wives seemed fragile, you felt bad for them. You do not have to feel bad for Sharon, she is no joke! Let's just say she gets her revenge, and oh how sweet it is. This movie was great! It had me fired up the whole time. Ladies, I am telling you, you are going to want to go through the TV and kick this girl's ass for Sharon. Gentlemen this may be a chic flick, but if you take anything from this movie I hope it is this; NEVER EVER keep something like this from your significant other. It will not turn out good for you. Crazy chics just don't go away. They just get crazier."