Misery (1990)

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Avg Rating: 4.3 / 5. Voted: 29

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Directed by: Rob Reiner
Starring: James Caan (Paul Sheldon), Kathy Bates (Annie Wilkes), Lauren Bacall (Agent), Richard Farnsworth (Sheriff), Frances Sternhagen (Deputy Virginia)
Country: USA; Effed Up American Films
Language: English (Optional Eng Subs)
Runtime: 01:47:21
Genres: Captivity, Violence against Men, Killers

Plot – Spoilers:
Paul Sheldon is a writer who feels he’s been a sellout all his literary life, but now’s the time to mend his ways. So he’s been cooped up in his favorite writing lodge and has finished his latest work that he believes will showcase his true artistic gifts.

Driving back home, Paul crashes and is sure to die in the snow when Anne Wilkes pulls him out of the turtled car, hoists him onto her back and carries him to her place, where she tends to him over the next few weeks. Annie is a former nurse, but more importantly, Paul’s self-proclaimed No. 1 Fan. She’s also been stalking him and sees his helpless bedridden self now as an opportunity to wheedle her way into his writing world.

Annie is terribly disappointed with Paul’s last book where her favorite character was killed off and insists that he fix this in his next novel, to be written under her stern watch. Or he’ll be left to die there, with the world unaware of his whereabouts.

As a writer, Paul already has a certain control over prose, but this is one situation where he really has to learn to choose his words carefully when dealing with Annie who is a master at casually insinuating the potential violence that looms for him.

In a movie where it’s mostly about two people interacting, the two leads, Kathy Bates and James Caan, make sure this is one of the better film adaptations of a Stephen King novel.

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Ceafall
Ceafall
June 18, 2022 5:33 pm

Interesting movie actually, especially like how the facial expression of the nurse was portrayed by the actress.

Party floor
Party floor
June 18, 2022 5:52 pm

The hobbling scene is fantastic. You expect to not see it and then, boom!

jws
jws
Reply to  Party floor
June 18, 2022 7:24 pm

Would you believe that that particular scene was TONED DOWN from the book?

Party floor
Party floor
Reply to  jws
June 18, 2022 9:43 pm

For sure! Isn’t it Amazing how such an extreme scene was watered down?

jws
jws
Reply to  Party floor
June 25, 2022 11:32 pm

And still gives you the absolute willies/creeps/cringes……….For those who haven’t read the book, in the hobbling scene, she cuts off one of his feet, and cauterizes the wound with a blowtorch.

fred fat
fred fat
June 18, 2022 7:46 pm

you could say Paul doesnt have a leg to stand on

Party floor
Party floor
Reply to  fred fat
June 18, 2022 9:44 pm

I have to thumb up. Just have to. Also, if she cut his arms off, I’d have to say he’s ‘armless. 😀

Coronavweerus
Coronavweerus
Reply to  fred fat
June 20, 2022 7:53 pm

Das ist humourspielen

???????
???????
June 18, 2022 11:53 pm

finally something in english to watch, about fucking time

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Reply to  ???????
June 24, 2022 4:26 pm

What can we do of American movies sucks????!!!!!!!

Opeuhm
Opeuhm
Reply to  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 24, 2022 6:29 pm

wwwwwut

cvntress
cvntress
Reply to  !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
June 24, 2022 6:44 pm

your mother sucks cocks in hell!

Stupid subtitles
Stupid subtitles
Reply to  ???????
June 25, 2022 4:40 pm

Yeah, I bet it’s tough when you can’t read, and also it’s about time America made some good movies again, take a break from Marvel

Joey
Joey
Reply to  Stupid subtitles
June 25, 2022 5:25 pm

Y’all still crying about Marvel? Movies that account for less than 1% of all American movies in any given year?

Stupid subtitles
Stupid subtitles
Reply to  Joey
June 27, 2022 2:18 am

Go suck DC’s dick faggot

Ace Man
Ace Man
June 19, 2022 7:41 am

Guess you could say Annie was put out of her Misery.

Flp
Flp
June 20, 2022 9:18 am

Nice movie with an interesting and unusual plot, the main actress was A class

jws
jws
Reply to  Flp
June 25, 2022 11:33 pm

She won the Academy Award for Best Actress in 1991.

Dr Harris
Dr Harris
June 20, 2022 8:33 pm

It’s a classic.. and pretty ahead of its time…. Unlike say Cape Fear which thought it was brooding and menacing.. it was totally lame compared to Bates and Caans performance in this. Much better than the novel too which is unique.

Straddled both arenas in the time of release for being both mainstream AND a tad underground…

Well played.

For proper cinema fans

RIP Mr. Caan
RIP Mr. Caan
July 10, 2022 5:09 pm

Watching this for probably the tenth time cause he died this weekend, and he has been a part of movies my whole life