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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Michael Petroni (screenplay), Won-mi Byun (screenplay Jungdok) (as Byun Won-Mi) | 2 more credits »
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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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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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Remake of Addicted (2002) See more »

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Work It Out
Written by Andreas Alfredsson (as Andreas Alfredsson Grube) and Christian Sandquist (as Cristian Sandquist)
Performed by Mats Granberg
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Far-fetched and feeble.
14 May 2012 | by BA_HarrisonSee all my reviews

Jess (Sarah Michelle Gellar) finds her perfect married life turned upside-down when both her husband Ryan (Michael Landes) and his bad-boy brother Roman (Lee Pace) are sent into comas following a head-on car collision. Roman eventually wakes from his coma, but seems convinced that he is Ryan. Will Jess believe that her husband's spirit has somehow passed into the body of his brother, or will she call bulls**t?

It doesn't surprise me at all to find that Possession is a remake of an Asian film: it stars Sarah Michelle Gellar, it moves like molasses, and the messy plot sure takes some swallowing. The title promises supernatural shenanigans, and for most of the film, that is precisely what we are led to believe we are watching; but as the film progresses (very, very slowly) to the less than scintillating finale, it becomes apparent that there is nothing supernatural about the story whatsoever. Personally, I felt more than a tad cheated: I watched the film with the expectation of a spooky chiller, but what I got was a psychological thriller-cum-romance instead. And a pretty poor one at that!

Edit *** I've just watched Addicted, the Korean film on which this was based; it is also a very slow-moving film, but a much more worthwhile effort overall—classy and subtle, where Possession is just clumsy ***


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