Directed by: Mike Flanagan
Starring: Carla Gugino (Jessie), Bruce Greenwood (Gerald), Chiara Aurelia (young Jessie), Henry Thomas (Jessie’s dad), Kate Siegel (Jessie’s mom), Carel Struycken (Moonlight Man)
Country: United States
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Genres: Locked up, Domestic Abuse, Gruesome, Incest, Old-Young, Animals, Self-Harm
Plot – Spoilers:
Jessie and Gerald head to their remote holiday-home for a sexual escapade designed to loosen the awkwardness in their marriage. Gerald pops some viagra, handcuffs Jessie to a bed and tries to look and feel sexy, but the foreplay stumbles along.
And then Gerald has a heart attack.
Gerald’s Game, based on the Stephen King book, is as much about comical elderly sex adventures as it is about trauma and survival and could have easily fallen apart without strong acting performances from the leads. And even the dog.
Jessie’s dad is played by the ET kid, Henry Thomas.