• Director: Neil LaBute
  • Writer: A.S. Byatt,David Henry Hwang,Laura Jones
  • Countries of origin: United Kingdom, United States
  • Language: English, French
  • Release date: August 30, 2002
  • Sound mix: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
  • Aspect ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Also known as: Tutku
  • "Possession" is a romantic suspense film directed by Neil LaBute and starring Gwyneth Paltrow , Aaron Eckhart and Jeremy Northam . It was released in the United States on August 16, 2002.
    Based on the novel of the same name by Antonia Susan Byatt, the film tells the story of two scholars of modern literature who do not believe in love. A story of passionate love   .


    • Release date August 30, 2002
    • Filming locations Lincoln, Lincolnshire, England, UK
    • Production companies Focus Features, Warner Bros., Baltimore Spring Creek Productions

    Box office


    $25,000,000 (estimated)

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    Movie reviews

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    • By Destinee 2022-03-18 08:01:01

      Romance of words

      On account of lacking enough time, I meant to watch this film instead of the original work. But now I determine to appreciate this book, since I believe the plot will be complete and meaty that engages me more.
        In the typical English romance, for me what the two protagnists talked with each other sounds like a song lingering on my ears.

          they say that women change
        'Tis so,
        but you are ever-constant in your changefulness
        like that still thread from the...

    • By Julia 2022-03-18 08:01:01

      Feminism in Possession

      Possession: a romance is often considered as a complex suspense novel regarding history of literature and love. The story starts with a twentieth century dead-in-wood scholar Roland who spends all his time studying a poet Ash from the nineteenth century. It appears at the beginning of the novel that this book focuses on the position of males, particularly Roland and Ash, in different social background. However, new highlights are brought into the novel when Roland discovered the love letters...

    • By Bonnie 2022-03-18 08:01:01

      botched adaptation

      The novel I read last October, Chinese translation. It is conceivable that the original English version should be very good, after all, the author should be able to give a high score based on the author's copying of Victorian poetry. Unfortunately, the Chinese translation is only less than satisfactory. I think the most detrimental part of the translation is the incongruity and carelessness in the use of words, especially in the translation of poetry, which makes the whole book have a plot...

    • By Chadrick 2022-03-18 08:01:01

      inevitably fall in love with you

      An American film with a British flavor. It tells the story of a love lost in time.
      One is a male poet with a happy family, a leisurely gentleman's life and a beloved wife. The other is a female poet, who lives in seclusion in the countryside with her female companion, living a peaceful, peaceful and gentle life. But just a meeting at a social evening began a period of mutual infatuation.
      What makes people heart-pounding is the focused and shining eyes of Yimen when they...

    • By Obie 2022-03-18 08:01:01

      Fate, amazing

      Sometimes, life is so magical, a book, a piece of music, a piece of disc, somewhere, as if fate, meet you at a certain corner of life, a certain year, a certain month, a certain day.
          I just started watching a blockbuster movie on IPTV and saw "Love You Hopelessly". First of all, I thought it was an entertainment film that could be used to pass the time. The striking WB mark of Warner Bros. made me more willing to sacrifice a precious night of reading time. Try it, but after reading the...

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    • By Agustina 2023-03-14 10:24:18

      Facing the emotion of soul attraction, there is nothing but hopeless and helpless. It is very precious that two people can have a long-lasting resonance about literature and art. Even if it ends with regret, it is so...

    • By Kailyn 2023-03-12 23:38:59

      I can't let you set me on fire, but I'm also powerless to resist, no one can not be burned in such a fire of love. The love rendered in the film is a bit too contrived, but I still like the poetic...

    • By Alivia 2022-09-22 12:43:39

      The Chinese translation of the title once made my expectations for this film drop to freezing point, and it stayed cold in the hard drive for a few years. I finally couldn't help watching it today, I was overjoyed, the actors and the image of the brain supplement I read the original book quite...

    • By Daron 2022-04-24 07:01:25

      7/10 Two stories of parallel trajectories, suitable for looking forward to lovers to...

    • By Guiseppe 2022-04-24 07:01:25

      Did you not flame, and I catch fire? It's better to read such a shocking sentence... In addition, why Xiami always finds the true love of life after marriage? Although true love is important, what is the responsibility of marriage?...

    Movie plot

    Roland Michel is an American scholar on scholarship, living in London, England, where he studies the famous Victorian poet Ralph Henry Ash - a man known for his joyous love poems everyone; Maud Bailey, a brilliant, but somewhat conventional, nerdy pedophile, and her subject, Christopher Lamotte, a contemporary of Ash but a little less famous poet.
    According to the records in literary history books, Ash and Lamotte met only once at a...
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    "Possession" received a mix of well-founded and sincere praise from critics, as well as well-documented and sincere criticism. The former, represented by "Premier" magazine, gave the film a good evaluation, on the grounds that director Neil LaBute handled the two narrative clues of the past and the present very skillfully, making the two clues blend very naturally, which is also the reason. It is the crux of the film, and it is hard...
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    Movie quotes

    • Roland Michell: Don't worry about me. I'm kind of a brush and flush kinda guy.

      [seeing Maude's repulsed expression]

      Roland Michell: Forget I said that.

      Maude: I'll try.

    • Maude: [the morning after they hooked up which Roland put a stop to] Okay, let's not beat the thing dead. It happened. We're both grown-ups...

      Roland Michell: Speak for yourself.

      Maude: I'd hate to see how you're like after you actually sleep with someone.

    • Maude: [they are standing on rocks in a river looking at a waterfall that Maude recalls in one of Christabell's poems that describes a cave behind the waterfall. Upon sharing that with Roland, he immediately starts taking his clothes off] I know this is an awfully repressed sort of English thing to say, but what the hell are you doing?

      Roland Michell: How else are we going to find out if there's a cave?

      [Dives into the water]

      Maude: [smiling, and speaking to no one] We could ask someone.