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Obsessed

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TitleObsessed
GenreMonster in the House - Domestic Monster
YearTBD
RuntimeTBD
AuthorBlueberries
Movie DatabaseTBD
ScreenplayTBD
Log LineTBD
Moral Premise{{{MoralPremise}}}
   
Opening ImageTBDDerek and his wife just bought their home.
Theme Stated5"She'll know I'm lying." Derek has the tendency to keep secrets from his loved ones. He doesn't want to admit his shortcomings to them. Later he won't tell his wife about Lisa cause he's embarrassed, and also cause he doesn't want to admit that he lead her on, and that he had his share of responsibility. He doesn't want to spoil the "perfect guy" image, and that makes him dishonest.
SetupTBDDerek has just bought a new home, has a very successful career. We meet the other characters in the workplace. Derek is a loving husband (he refuses to go to the Lakers game), but he can't help flirting a bit with the new temp.
Catalyst11Lisa By The Way is still there. And now she's replaced Derek's assistant who didn't feel too well. We can't help but wonder if Lisa had anything to do with his sickness.
DebateTBDLisa is very efficient but there's something strange about her. She forgets to deliver Derek's message to his wife, comments on how she prefers wild parties, and throws Derek a compliment on his looks in front of his wife. She seems a bit unconventional or inappropriate; just a bit. "What's the deal with her?", his wife asks. Derek's "sin" is displayed again. He lies that Lisa is "pretty plain", and he says to his wife he only has eyes for her, but we know that's not true. He's obviously flattered by Lisa's attention.
Break Into Two29Derek dances with Lisa, takes her up on her challenge and drinks the tequila she offers him. He knows she's into him; he could just say no, refrain from dancing with her and mingle with his co-workers. But he doesn't. Instead he declares to Lisa that he's "her biggest fan".
B StoryTBD
Fun and GamesTBDLisa gets down and dirty. The bathroom scene, the car scene, and all those things that fulfill the promise of the premise and make us exclaim, "Oh no she didn't! That slut!" Lisa stalks him, which creates the feeling that he's trapped with her. The "house" becomes Derek's daily life. Derek's character starts changing but not quite. He decides to spill the beans to his wife, but changes his mind when she tells him about her sister. He also lies to his friend that he was "just being nice" and didn't lead Lisa on. He won't admit that he was attracted to Lisa, and that during his interaction with her there were moments when he reverted back to his "player" days.
Midpoint54Lisa asks Derek: "You want me to tell them the truth?" That's Derek's inner conflict.
Bad Guys Close InTBDDerek finds Lisa in his room and realizes she's made a suicide attempt. It's clear now that Lisa's an obsessed sociopath who'll stop at nothing to get what she wants. Derek can't hide the truth anymore. Sharon finds out, and she kicks him out. She's hurt cause he lied to her, and she reminds him of their wedding day vow, that they'd tell each other everything, no matter how uncomfortable or embarrassing it might be.
All Is Lost80Lisa enters the house and takes their son. Whiff of death: Did she kill him? Our mind fills with images of psycho-Lisa smothering their kid.
Dark Night of the SoulTBDDerek and his wife frantically search for their child.
Break into Three82Derek and his wife are united now because he confides in her and isn't afraid to admit his shortcomings. Sharon tells the detective that if she doesn't do something about Lisa, she will.
FinaleTBDThey install a security system, but Lisa manages to enter the house. They think they're safe, but when Sharon comes back she finds Lisa in her bedroom. It culminates in a violent confrontation between the two women.
Final ImageTBDThe couple hold each other, and Derek has learned his lesson: Next time a woman flirts with him, all he has to do is tell his wife, sit back, grab a beer, and enjoy the ensuing catfight.
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