In a Chicago jail cell, clever and charming Ellena Roberts recounts for attorney Sara Miller the details of a one-night stand that led to a heated love affair with prominent surgeon David Stillman. David's version of the f... more »acts differs entirely and he insists that he never slept with Ellena. Sure that the doctor is the one who's lying, Sara is preparing to defend her client in court when some disturbing facts emerge.« less
Donna G. (OzarkArkie) from COMPTON, AR Reviewed on 4/24/2014...
Based on a true story, this movie has lots of 'twists' to it...some of which are not straightened out until the end.
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I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!!!!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I JUST WATCHED THIS MOVIE ON LIFETIME LAST NIGHT HAVING NO DOUBTS IT WOULD BE GOOD. I WAS RIGHT, THIS WAS A REALLY INTERESTING MOVIE THAT REALLY KEAPT YOU HOOKED THROUGHOUT THE FILM. THEN I FOUND OUT IT'S COMING OUT ON DVD! I CAN'T WAIT TO BUY IT. IT'S TOO BAD THAT OTHER LIFETIME MOVIE AREN'T COMING OUT ON DVD BECAUSE THERE ARE ALOT OF REALLY GOOD ONES OUT THERE THAT YOU CAN ONLY SEE ON T.V. BUY THIS MOVIE, YOU WON'T REGRET IT."
Sandi | Clarksburg, WV United States | 05/27/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I seen this one on Lifetime and when it came out on DVD I got it. It is VERY good. You will love the twist it has. I HIGHLY recommend this one. Buy it (or rent it) and enjoy!"
For all Lifetime Fans
Jenny J.J.I. | That Lives in Carolinas | 01/20/2006
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Obsessed is a nice movie for a nice evening. Its mainly he-said/she-said movie because it's taken from a true trial case. And like all movies that fit into this class, director has put an extra effort to make the judgment (in real case) look like as if it is truth.
Shouldn't we say 'Based on true trial case' rather than 'Based on true story' because nobody knows the truth except Ellaina and Doctor Stillman themselves. Judgment of court is based on facts and everybody who has seen a real-life trial knows how lawyers and liars bend them easily. Ellain(Jenna Elfman) is a successful medical writer who is obsessed with a neurosurgeon Dr Stillman. Although this is exposed very slowly till the end. Ellain is shown to be schizophrenic just because it aids true trial case outcome. Movie could have been excellent, if facts from both sides were given similar treatment by director and he had left decision in hands of viewers.
One of the dialogues in the movie(may not be accurate) but it is one of my favorite: Dr Stillman: "You are amazing." Ellaina: "I like it when you say that word. Say it again." All I'll say about the ending is the jury did the right thing. Happy watching. "
Not one of the best, like the last reviewer said...
Susan W. Sager | Atlanta, Ga | 01/14/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)
"I like almost all of Lifetime's movies and love tuning in to watch but this was certainly not one of the best. The name bring "obsessed" was not what it should have been called, the lady was dreaming and had an illness. This movie had a horrible twist which made the ending bad and hard to follow and understand the whole way through, this movie was not what I had expected. As I said I like almost all of Lifetime Original Movies but I definitely wan't be watching this one again."
A guilty pleasure, but a pleasure all the same
TheBanshee | United States | 08/07/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)
"OK, it's a bit cheesy - it's Lifetime, for God's sake. But I just love this film, about a woman who may or may not be the jilted ex-lover of a prominent (and married) surgeon, who denies having had any relationship with her. Every time I watch it, I see some little insight into the character of the obsessed woman Ellena Roberts (played well enough by Jenna Elfman, though personally I would have liked to see Mira Sorvino).
The more I see it, the more well-written I realize it was.
And it's a treat to see Dr. Cuddy from "House" in the film.