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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sarah Michelle Gellar ... Jess
Lee Pace ... Roman
Michael Landes ... Ryan
Tuva Novotny ... Casey
Chelah Horsdal ... Miranda
Dhirendra ... Dr. Rajan
Paul Jarrett ... Psychiatrist
William B. Davis ... Dr. Creane
Veena Sood ... Dr. Katz
Peter Bryant ... Detective Mills
Jörgen Sandell Jörgen Sandell ... Detective #2
Donna Yamamoto ... Nurse
Suzanne Bastien Suzanne Bastien ... Registrar
Mark Louie Mark Louie ... Paramedic #1
Michael Jonsson ... Paramedic #2 (as Michael Johnson)
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Storyline

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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 July 2009 (Portugal) See more »

Also Known As:

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Originally to be known as Addicted (like its Korean original) and while news of the name change emerged in early August 2007, it was mid December before it was confirmed by the producers with Sarah Michelle Gellar not being sure of its name in the intervening period. See more »

Quotes

Jessica: [Jessicsa sees both her husband and her brother in-law lying in hospital beds side by side with badages covering their face] Which one is my husband?
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Remake of Jungdok (2002) See more »

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On Your Own
Written by Andreas Alfredsson (as Andreas Alfredsson Grube) and Christian Sandquist (as Cristian Sandquist)
Performed by The Stiff Twins
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Entertaining, but nothing special
16 December 2010 | by ArgemalucoSee all my reviews

Possession is one of the best films in actress Sarah Michelle Gellar's filmography...something which does not represent too much flattery.As I have mentioned in other occasions, I was a huge fan of the TV series Buffy: The Vampire Slayer, and I think that Gellar brought a brilliant performance in there.However, most of the films Gellar has been involved in are bad, and she was absolutely wasted in many of them.However, Possession kept me entertained, despite the facts that is not very memorable and that it feels a bit bland.

The story from Possession is not very original; nevertheless, I liked the performances, the atmosphere and the methodic path the screenplay takes until leading to the "tense" ending, which is not very tense by itself, but which seems so thanks to the solid works from Gellar and Lee Pace.

In conclusion, I think Possession deserves a moderate recommendation, mainly because of the performances, Joel Bergvall's and Simon Sanquist's efficient direction, and the screenplay, which does not offer too many new things, but at least is well structured.In other words, Possession is competent, but it lacks of something special to make it memorable.


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