2009 PG-13 1h 48m Blu-ray / DVD


2009 PG-13 1h 48m Blu-ray / DVD
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Successful executive Derek Charles seems to have it all, including the perfect job and perfect wife. Everything falls apart, however, when a foxy but manipulative new office temp sets out to seduce and destroy him in this edgy thriller.
Idris Elba, Beyoncé Knowles, Ali Larter, Jerry O'Connell, Christine Lahti, Bruce McGill, Scout Taylor-Compton, Ron Roggé, Richard Ruccolo, Dana Cuomo, Candice Cunningham
Steve Shill
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English, French
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital 5.1
Widescreen Anamorphic 2.40:1
English, English SDH, French, Portuguese, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby True HD, French: Dolby True HD, Portuguese: Dolby True HD, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital 5.1
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers. PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
age 15+

Common Sense Note

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.

Sexual Content

A married couple embraces and discusses "christening" their new house. Lisa flirts with Derek, showing some leg and bantering playfully. As she becomes obsessed, she aggressively throws herself at him, trying to unbuckle his pants and kiss him. On other occasions, she finds him and reveals that she's wearing nothing but lingerie, spikes his drink with a drug and climbs on top of him when he's nearly passed out, and enters his hotel room and gets naked under the covers (only her shoulders are visible) -- viewers see her kissing him, but the camera cuts away before it's clear what happens next. Derek's co-workers make several inappropriate references to Lisa (and his wife) about office "eye candy" and "piece of ass," etc.


Until the climactic fight scene (which is an all-out tussle with lots of pushing, hair grabbing, punching, and kicking), there's not much violence per se, but there's a lot of stalking and sexual harassment.


Language includes "s--t," "ass," "a--hole," "bitch," "oh my God," "goddamn," and the like.

Social Behavior

The film includes plenty of gender stereotyping. For instance, one man says that "single gals consider work their hunting grounds," implying that women are more interested in snagging a husband than succeeding profesionally. There's really no positive take-away to be found.


Brands with prominent product placement include Mercedes Benz, Cadillac, Old Navy, and Bugaboo strollers, and Christian Louboutin's red-soled heels.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Adults drink, at times heavily, at an office Christmas party and various dinners. Lisa overdoses on prescription pills (appearing unconscious in bed) and also laces Derek's drink with an unknown drug.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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