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    This movie is interesting me....?

    s1. This movie is interesting.

    I have seen a lot of sentences like s1.
    It represents the speaker's thinking or view.
    I think he must have seen the movie.

    s2. This movie is interesting me.

    But I have rarely seen sentences like s2.
    It is a present progressive sentence.
    I think probably he haven't seen the movie.

    Can we use a sentence like s2?
    And does it have the meaning I wrote?

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    Re: This movie is interesting me....?

    This movie interests me.
    I find this movie interesting.
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    Re: This movie is interesting me....?

    Is the verb 'interest' stative?
    Can't it be used for present progressive?

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    Re: This movie is interesting me....?

    It's very unnatural with "xxx is interesting me" although not entirely impossible.

    If someone is watching a film and they want to make a statement halfway through about how interesting or otherwise they are finding the film, they might say "This film is holding my interest so far".
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