|release date||April 24 2009|
|studio||Sony Screen Gems|
|starring||Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter, Idris Elba, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Scout Taylor-Compton, Jerry O'Connell|
|trailer 1||Trailer #1|
SynopsisDerek Charles (Idris Elba), 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 (Beyoncé Knowles). But when Lisa (Ali Larter), a temp worker, starts stalking Derek, all the things he's worked so hard for are placed in jeopardy.
The scorned-lover-goes-crazy genre has been revisited over and over again since Adrian Lyne’s film school staple, Fatal Attraction, hit theatre screens in ’87. Considered the template for the modern erotic thriller by many, the film has produced more rip-offs than you can shake a dead rabbit at due to its simplistic formula: married man meets woman, has one-night stand, dumps woman because he’s married, woman goes crazy and stalks man and his family. But what Fatal Attraction has that most of its predecessors are missing is actual tension and moral conflict. Obsessed, the latest in a long line of supposed sexually charged thrillers, manages to adapt the basic premise well enough and attempt different variations on it but it doesn’t understand the mechanics of how to be unpredictable. …Read More