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Obsessed Film Review

Updated on February 4, 2020
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Beyonce Knowles and Idris Elba star in Obsessed the movie

Idris Elba and Beyonce star in Obsessed the movie.
Idris Elba and Beyonce star in Obsessed the movie. | Source

Beyonce and Idris Elba star in the movie Obsessed

OBSESSED the movie

Obsessed the movie is a film that stars Beyonce Knowles and Idris Elba as a young well to do couple who have just moved into a new house.

  • The opening scene of the film Obsessed shows the happy couple driving up to the new house in their Mercedes Benz SUV.
  • Beyonce, who plays the character Sharon in Obsessed the movie skips over and removes the "for sale" sign from the front yard while grinning from ear to ear.
  • In OBSESSED the movie, an adorable little boy plays the role of the couple's 2-3 year old son.
  • They take him out of the car seat and enter the house.

This is just about the only time in the movie, Obsessed that the family has to themselves before they suffer the intrusion of a woman (Lisa played by Ali Larter) stalking Idris Elba's character, Derrick.

Obsessed the movie:

In their new house, the family does not have much time for themselves before they suffer from intrusion.

Idris Elba as Derrick in Obsessed the movie

Actor Idris Elba as the character Derrick in Obsessed the movie.
Actor Idris Elba as the character Derrick in Obsessed the movie. | Source

Obsessed the movie

In Obsessed the movie, Derrick drives the Benz over to his office and immediately has a brush with a new temp in the elevator.

  • Derrick and the temporary worker find that they are both going to the same floor and will be working together.
  • The new temp is Lisa and she immediately has eyes for Derrick.
  • Derrick does not exactly discourage it but thinks that his flirtation is innocent and harmless.
  • Who knew that Lisa would eventually get Obsessed?
  1. In Obsessed the movie, the event that really takes things over the edge with the seemingly harmless flirtation is when Lisa is found in the office break room by Derrick.
  2. Derrick is just on his way to the refrigerator to grab his lunch but she is sitting at the table crying (or feigning crying) and he can not resist going over to comfort her. (This is the point where I am thinking, man, keep on walking out of the room! You know the movies where the victim is just doing something silly and you are wondering why he/she is doing it? There will be consequences later.)

While watching Obsessed the movie, you might find yourself wanting to say, "Derrick, man, you should just keep on walking out of the room!"

Idris Elba and Beyonce as Derrick and Sharon in Obsessed the movie


Man troubles for Lisa in Obsessed the movie

  • In OBSESSED the movie, Lisa asserts that she is grieving over man troubles and somehow Derrick feels that he has to take the responsibility to compliment her, boost her confidence and get her out of her funk.
  • Little does he know that fawning over her with this all of this attention causes Lisa to become .....Obsessed.

Beyonce Knowles and Idris Elba play the movie characters Sharon and Derrick, a married couple in Obsessed the movie


Obsessed the movie - Psychological thriller

The film, Obsessed is a psychodrama/ psychological thriller and horror movie. Until the ending of Obsessed, this is not a bloody or gory horror movie.

  • The setting of Obsessed the movie is mainly a beautiful house, a beautiful office building, a beautiful car.
  • The movie characters in Obsessed have a great and impressively fashionable wardrobe.
  • In Obsessed the movie, everything always looks clean and crisp on the surface but there is a family in turmoil because of the deranged outsider, Lisa.

A beautiful house, a beautiful car, a family in turmoil - in OBSESSED the movie.


Lisa's antics makes this film reminiscent of The Hand that Rocks the Cradle at one point. Although Lisa is no nanny, she gains access to Sharon and Derrick's home and their child. The babysitter is oblivious to the fact that the seemingly nice lady is an intruder.

The babysitter is oblivious to the fact that the seemingly nice lady is actually an intruder.

Not too predictable

  1. The actress Ali Larter gives an outstanding performance as the antagonist in the movie Obsessed.
  2. Perhaps she is just working with a particularly devious role that is written for her but some of her actions are just difficult to fathom.
  3. At some points you are just shaking your head and thinking, "I can't believe she did that!"
  4. You would have to see it to believe it.

Idris Elba and Beyonce also give strong performances in Obsessed the movie. The movie is not always very predictable. The unpredictability in Obsessed is something that the audience can appreciate when watching. I recommend that you pick up this rental today.

I can't believe she did that!!

— What some of Lisa's actions in Obsessed the movie will have you thinking.


I rate it 3/5 stars.

Obsessed the movie is rated PG-13

Starring Idris Elba, Beyonce Knowles, Ali Larter, and others

Obsessed the movie

3 stars for Obsessed the movie

Obsessed movie clip

© 2009 Nyesha Pagnou MPH


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    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      9 years ago from USA

      Thanks Sandyspider!

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      Sandy Mertens 

      10 years ago from Wisconsin, USA

      Nice review.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      10 years ago from USA

      Hi alekhouse, thanks for commenting. The movie should be comming out on Netflix pretty soon if it is not already. I rented it from the Red Box.

      Peggy, thanks for commenting!

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      Peggy Woods 

      10 years ago from Houston, Texas

      This sounds interesting. Will keep it in mind. Thanks!

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      Nancy Hinchliff 

      10 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Good review. I really would like to see this movie, but will wait until it comes out on Netflix.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      10 years ago from USA

      Hi R Burow, thanks for commenting!

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      R Burow 

      10 years ago from Florida, United States

      My daughter liked this one too.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      10 years ago from USA

      Thanks Smireles!

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      Sandra Mireles 

      10 years ago from Texas

      Very nice review. Thanks.

    • Journey * profile imageAUTHOR

      Nyesha Pagnou MPH 

      10 years ago from USA

      Hi Nolimits Nana and Nancy,thanks for leaving comments. Nolimits, you and I were both watching this movie last night!

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      Nancy's Niche 

      10 years ago

      Nice review and a movie I will add to my “be sure and see” list. I like physiological thrillers.

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      Nolimits Nana 

      10 years ago

      Good review. We watched this one last night - very reminiscent of "Play Misty for Me" - an early Clint Eastwood and Jessica Walter psycho-drama. People in the theatre audience cheered when that demented stalker met her doom!


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