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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 »

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Quotes

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 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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Adequate, but not what I expected...
11 March 2010 | by I-Watch-MoviesSee all my reviews

Based on the trailer and the tags for the movie I expected a little bit of a horror/thriller from the movie, instead I got a slow moving tense love story. The movie lacked a wow factor, while being watchable and being a remake I would have wanted more out of the second release. Acting in it was good, nothing outstanding as it only was composed of three actors for the majority and of those two that showed any depth.Regardless of what I expected though, the movie was very slow in a lot of areas and then the theatrical version (and from what I read the alternate version is much better) provides an ending that was jumbled and developed poorly for the viewer. They seemed to just toss out this ending without thought to turn it into a somewhat creepy idea of "possession" that I found to be quite bland.

Overall if you watch a lot of movies and need something to watch, check it out, its not horrendous. Otherwise, there are plenty of other flicks worth pouring an hour half into.


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