Accidental Obsession (2015 Lifetime)
Synopsis (via Lifetime)
A lawyer is riding high after putting a receiving a Not Guilty verdict for her client but has to look over her shoulder when a woman she meets in a traffic accident is not all she appears to be.
The movie begins with a mental patent escaping custody and breaking into someone’s house.
Seventy-two hours earlier, lawyer Heather Williams celebrates a victory in a high profile cast. She goes out with her friend Lisa for drinks. A hot AF man named Jack asks Heather out on a date. Then her ex-boyfriend, who looks similar to Jack, shows up and begs her to come back to him. She flat out turns him down.
The next day, Heather and Jack go on a mid-day date. They talk about her favorite food. (Indian.) and get to know one another. They kiss goodbye and don’t know they are being watched. On her way back to work, Heather gets into a fender bender with a woman named Vanessa. She doesn’t want to go through insurance and conveniently doesn’t have her ID.
Vanessa follows up with a meet up for coffee and a car repair payment. Vanessa is struggling to find work and seems fascinated by Heather’s life. ALL ASPECTS. (Including her hairstyle, Vanessa copies it immediately.) Ray, the ex, crashes the lunch date and annoys Heather. Vanessa calls him a jerk, and angrily tells him to leave.
Heather thinks Vanessa is harmless and shows her around the office. Then they meet up for a job the next day. Vanessa steals her house key and makes a copy while Heather goes on a dinner date with Jack. Vanessa shows up to the date playing it off as a misunderstanding. Heather kindly invites her to join them. Again Heather doesn’t think it is strange… this woman is a lawyer. She should be smarter than this.
Ray is stalking Heather and shows up when Vanessa is over for dinner. Vanessa almost stabs him to protect Heather, and THAT sets alarm bells off. Heather doesn’t even know about Vanessa keying into the house at night and watching her sleep/talking to her birds. Heather asks her friend Lisa to look into it. Lisa finds out that the driver’s license number Vanessa gave her is bogus and belongs to another woman.
Vanessa sets up a meeting with Ray at his house. She pretends to be into him and seduces him. She pouts him some wine with poison in it and watches him die while explaining that she plans to take over Heather’s life. Then she stabs a pillow because she hears a voicemail from Jack sharing his suspicions about her.
Heather talks to Jack about Vanessa nudging her way into her life. Heather asks Vanessa questions about her past and realizes that something is off. Jack promises to help her figure out what is going on. Vanessa sees the whole conversation. She plots a way to save face, which includes more lies.
Jack pretends to have a job offer for Vanessa and confronts her demanding to know what is really going on. Vanessa uses the pre-prepared speech she claims to be Carla Majors. She claims she used a friend’s name to hide from her abusive ex. Jack buys the story and tells Heather not to worry. They have a romantic candlelit wine date outside while Vanessa watches from the woods while hugging a gun.
Vanessa breaks into the house and cooks Heather’s birds in the oven. According to Vanessa, they went to high school together, and Heather never noticed her. Jack shows up to dave Heather, but he is shot multiple times. Thankfully he is wearing a bulletproof vest, which comes off to reveal a sexy tank top.
Just as Vanessa is about to kill Heather, Jack hits her with a shovel and sends her flying into the pool. Vanessa survives and is taken away on a stretcher. She promises to get out of the psych ward again and find Heather. Heather says, “good luck with that.” and plans her life with Jack.
Minority Report: Lisa,
🔪🔪🔪 (3 Knives)
🍷🍷🍷 (3 glasses of wine required.)
*Photo Credit: © 2015 Lifetime