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Possession (2008)

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A woman's life is thrown into chaos after a freak car accident sends her husband and brother-in-law into comas. Thrills arrive after the brother-in-law wakes up, thinking he's his brother.

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Jess, a woman whose life turns surreal after an automobile accident leaves both her husband Ryan and her brother-in-law Roman in a coma. Things take an even darker turn when Roman wakes believing that he is Ryan. As Jess tries to deal with these increasingly disturbing events, she also struggles with the possibility that either the spirit of her husband has returned to her or that something very sinister is at work. Written by tay_14_2006@hotmail.com

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Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lee Pace became good friends while filming. Together, they later attended the "Superheroes: Fashion and Fantasy," Costume Institute Gala at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. See more »

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Jessica: [Jessica wants Ryan's brother Roman out of her house] When are we getting our house back?
Ryan: Everybody is always giving Roman a raw deal. He's my brother, I'm not going to do that.
Jessica: I know you don't see it, but he scares me.
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Written by Andreas Alfredsson (as Andreas Alfredsson Grube) and Christian Sandquist (as Cristian Sandquist)
Performed by The Stiff Twins
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Okay as a drama but a disappointing drama thriller
14 April 2010 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I may review this report after watching the film a second time. this time around, I was most disappointed, expecting from the DVD sleeve promotion and the very title of the film, a demonic horror thriller. No such thing.

Another love triangle involving a young woman and two brothers, this is a soppy sentimental love story but I can see where people are coming from in thinking the husband Ryan has possessed the soul of his brother as a result of the accident. they could have fed off the recent film 'Brothers' which had a war topic to the story and although not great, delivered the goods. this film doesn't.

There is no real drama or horror in this movie and the ending is macabre to say the least. The acting is below standard even from the leading lady and the script is poor, the story told with so slow a pace it was excruciating.

Checking IMDb, there are quite a few films by the same title and it was difficult at first to identify the correct film on which to post the review.

There have been some very sensible and to the point comments by previous commentators about this movie. it remains to be seen whether I revise this review after a second viewing.


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