DirectorEgidio Coccimiglio Initial DVD releaseJuly 3, 2013 (Australia) Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateJune 21, 2013 (2013-06-21) (United States) Based on301, 302
by Park Chul-soo WriterFloyd Byars (screenplay), Cheol-su Park (based on the film 301, 302 by) Initial releaseJune 13, 2013 (South Korea) CastHeather Graham (Amy), Carrie-Anne Moss (Saffron), Joe Mantegna (Detective Reynolds), Kevin Dillon (Fred), Kate Trotter (Sylvia), Theresa Joy (Sharon Nelson) Similar moviesJohnny English Reborn, Pitch Perfect, No Reservations, Love's Kitchen, Mostly Martha, Love and Lemons
TaglineShe has a killer appetite.
Compulsion is a 2013 Canadian psychological dark comedy film directed by Egidio Coccimiglio and starring Heather Graham, Carrie-Anne Moss, Kevin Dillon, and Joe Mantegna. The movie is based on the South Korean film 301, 302 directed by Park Chul-soo, which also serves as a remake. It focuses on two women occupying neighboring apartments, each one grappling with psychological disorders that begin to overtake their lives.
The movie opened for limited release on June 21, 2013.
Amy (Heather Graham), an obsessive chef, befriends an anorexic former child star Saffron (Carrie-Anne Moss) living in the apartment next door, sparking a fiery battle of wills. Unstable Amy wields a spatula like a samurai, and dreams of the day she'll have her own cooking show. As a young girl, Amy was infatuated with a television show starring Saffron (Carrie-Anne Moss), who subsequently vanished into obscurity. The damaged daughter of a tyrannical stage mother, Saffron has struggled with an eating disorder ever since she was a little girl. Plagued by deep-rooted intimacy issues, she spends most of her time alone until the day she crosses paths with Amy. At first, Amy can't believe her luck at having her childhood idol living right next door, and at first the two women even sense an ethereal connection that bonds them. Later, as their true colors begin to emerge, both Amy and Saffron discover just how toxic their chemistry may be.
Heather Graham as Amy
Carrie-Anne Moss as Saffron
Kevin Dillon as Fred
Joe Mantegna as Detective Reynolds
James McGowan as Bob
Natalie Brown as Rebecca
Jean Yoon as Leslie
Although the film takes place in New York City, principal photography took place in Sault Ste. Marie and Toronto, Ontario.
Compulsion holds one rotten review on Rotten Tomatoes but has a 61% vote of viewers who would like to watch the movie.