Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Day 19

Movie: Possession
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Aaron Eckhart
Genre: Drama, Romance,
Year: 2002
Format: DVD

Plot: Two researchers both working on biographies of famous poets from the 1800's, find themselves working together to uncover a possible affair between the two poets.

This is a lovely story about four people who come together because they all had a love for writing.   Two in the Victorian era, two in the modern age.
This brings up the topic of commitment, and how real love can catch a person off guard. It also shows an overly romantic view of romance itself.

Both the poets -Ash and Christabel- are in other relationships when they first meet. At first, they try to keep their relationship as just friends but soon find themselves in a heated affair.  One that blurs the lines for all involved.
I find myself coming back to this movie for the fact their love was so honest. 

What do I think I learned from this film?
Passion can arrive like a storm cloud and leave in it's wake as much damage as it does joy.  And love letters never go out of style.

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