Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Possession (2002)

Roland Mitchell is an American scholar who travels to London on a fellowship to study the Victorian poet Randolph Henry Ash. While in the library one afternoon he makes an interesting discovery; he finds a letter from Ash that was addressed to a woman. But the only concern is Ash was already married at the time the letter was written. Mitchell suspects it maybe a poet by the name of Christabel LaMotte. He contacts researcher Maud Bailey, whom just happens to be descended from Christabel, her niece three times removed. Working together, Maud and Roland find the love letters that Ash and LaMotte exchanged, and about the brief, forbidden affair they once had. It's no surprise that while reading the letters, Maud and Roland develop their own romantic relationship. An intriguing romantic drama; Jeremy Northam and Jennifer Ehle are fabulous. Starring Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart, Jeremy Northam, Jennifer Ehle, Lena Headey, Holly Aird 7/10

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