I watched Possession with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Lee Pace, who I’ve never seen in anything (Pushing Daisies wasn’t really my thing) a few months back. Looking at the reviews on imdb people were really praising him, saying he was the saving grace of the movie, but honestly, I thought he was boring as hell and wish they would have reversed the casting of the brothers or at least had them be near identical twins because the guy who played her husband had superb chemistry with Gellar. Plus, Pace was wooden and boring as hell to watch. His subtlety came off as only being able to be caught if you knew to look for it.
That said, I really liked the movie. It wasn’t a horror movie at all (what’s with all the false marketing these days anyway?), more of a supernatural romance type movie. I guess. I don’t really know what you’d classify it as. Apparently there’s an alternate version, kind of a choose-your-own-adventure type deal, but I read what that was and after watching what they decided to go with in the ‘theatrical’ version (it wasn’t released in theatres), I like that version just fine. I think it fits and I really don’t see any plot holes in it. People are saying, well they said there can’t be a spiritual thing because so-and-so reason, but that’s irrelevant because of this-and-this reason. If you see it, you’ll know what I’m talking about. But really, just stick with the theatrical version.
One thing that I absolutely ADORED about the movie was the photography. It was gorgeous!!