180. Misery (1990)

8.1 Intense
  • Acting 8.2
  • Directing 8.0
  • Story 8.2
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Starring: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth

Director: Rob Reiner

Running Time: 107 mins

Misery is an American film based on the book by Stephen King. It is about a writer, who after having a crash in the middle of a snowstorm, is taken in by his biggest fan, who tortures him to prevent him from ever leaving his house.

This film was definitely very very strange. I found the story fantastically intriguing, and the two characters of the writer, Paul Sheldon, and the psycho-nutter ‘rescuer’, Annie, were both very interesting.

I found Annie in particular a very chilling character, as she appears as a normal nice woman, however she is possibly one of the most deranged ‘biggest fans’ in all the world, and the ways in which she kept Paul Sheldon in her home were both very cruel and gruesome.

This film was filled with tension all the way, and the storyline following the sheriff investigating Mr. Sheldon’s disappearance was very well created, making it seem like a total mystery, even though you already know what has happened to the writer, and because of all those bizarre yet intriguing qualities, I’ll give this an 8.1.


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