Box art for Obsessed

Obsessed

drama, thrillers


A successful business executive with a beautiful wife finds his idyllic life threatened by a temp in his office who reveals herself as a stalker.

Rotten Tomatoes® scores

  • Critic Score
    19%
  • Audience Score
    46%

common sense

PAUSE for kids age 14
Consumerism
3 out of 5
Drinking, drugs, & smoking
3 out of 5
Language
3 out of 5
Positive messages
0 out of 5
Violence
3 out of 5
Positive role models
0 out of 5
Sex
3 out of 5

Fatal Attraction "lite" too risque for young teens.

what parents need to know

Parents need to know that this Fatal Attraction-esque thriller is too edgy for young Beyonce fans. There's a lot of sexuality (lingerie scenes, aggressive pursuit, implied nudity), although no actual sex scenes. Except for the main male character, there are no positive role models; instead, there are many negative stereotypes -- especially about women in the workplace. For most of the movie, there's more harassment than violence, but a final showdown includes punching, kicking, and more. Language includes words like "s--t," "a--hole," and "bitch," and there are several scenes of adults drinking and getting drunk. One main character is unknowingly drugged, while another purposely overdoses on prescription drugs.

what families can talk about

  • Families can talk about the movie's messages about relationships and sexuality. Do you think it reinforces stereotypes or tries to undermine them?
  • What role does technology play in the plot? Do you know anyonewho's been stalked in real life or online? What steps can people taketo protect themselves from obsessive suitors?

movie reviews from Rotten Tomatoes®

  • Tomatometer®

    19%
    reviews counted: 28
    see all Obsessed reviews
  • Audience

    46%

Top Critic Reviews

Rotten: A silly, contrived film.

- Ben Lyons, At the Movies, Monday, May 4, 2009

Rotten: Elba and Larter are actually pretty good. Beyonce, through, strikes one note throughout.

- Ben Mankiewicz, At the Movies, Monday, May 4, 2009

Rotten: One doesn't expect a movie of this type to be plausible, but this one stretches the plausibility factor past the snapping point to the unintentional-laughter point.

- Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer, Monday, April 27, 2009

Audience Reviews

2 stars

The Crush meets Hand That Rocks The Cradle. It has the worst acting ever in it, but it's a total Lifetime movie, which I sorta love. There is no way the husband is that in to Beyonce and her bleach blonde eyebrows. Even I would bang Ali Larter.

- theylovealexis, Monday, August 30, 2010

4 stars

Very good movie. It reminded me off Fatal Attraction & The Hand That Rocks The Cradle.

- movieguru12, Wednesday, August 11, 2010

3 stars

B-

- bbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbbb1, Wednesday, July 21, 2010