Thursday, May 7, 2009

Misery (1990)

4.5 / 5
Tagline: This Christmas there will be....Misery.
Directed by: Rob Reiner
Written by: Stephen King, William Goldman
Actors include: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth
Genre: Horror, Thriller
Length: 107 minutes
Banned: Nope
Country: USA

Not as good as the book, but it has most of the basics right. The characters are wonderfully cast and one can't help but feel trapped in that place with poor Paul Sheldon. What am I talking about? Well you see Paul ends up in a car crash and he's "rescued" but his "#1 Fan" Annie Wilkes. Thing is Annie isn't quite ready to part with him, and she makes sure he can't leave. She also forces him to write a book for her, and it had better be damned good or else! It's really quite the awesome stalker movie, but if you are looking for blood and guts, there isn't a ton to be found here. Still the story is fabulous and the acting is convincing...what more do you want?

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