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Gerald's Game (2017)

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While trying to spice up their marriage in their remote lake house, Jessie must fight to survive when her husband dies unexpectedly, leaving her handcuffed to their bed frame.

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Jessie Burlingame
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Moonlight Man
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Gerald Burlingame
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Tom
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Young Jessie
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Sally
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Judge McGarnagle
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When a harmless game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind - and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house. Written by Intrepid Pictures

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During one of Jess's hallucinations, a character to whom she is speaking in her imagination refers to a frequently-visiting stray dog as "Cujo", an obvious nod to Stephen King's novel of the same name about a killer dog. See more »

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Gerald Burlingame: Isn't this why we came up here? To spice things up and try and push the boundaries.
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References Bag of Bones (2011) See more »

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Successfully captures the feel of a Stephen King
30 September 2017 | by See all my reviews

Stephen King is at times a brilliant writer, and most of his novels give a home-bred 70's vibe. There's the presence of raw indecency and rotten attachments right beside the gore, and this movie is very good at portraying that.

I started watching this movie expecting to get bored at some point, because Gerald's Game is an odd pick of a novel to make into a film. A lot of the story revolves around the heroine spending hours alone and restricted. In a book, the writer has the freedom to play around with memories and weave them into the present, but was the director going to be able to do that?

The answer is, yes, he is, and he does that very well. Kudos to a thoroughly entertaining experience, whether it was the 80's gore effects, the commendable acting of Mr. and Mrs. Gerald, or the shifts from almost comedic to certainly nauseating scenes.

The only thing that bothered me was that the cinematography was a bit dated, and nothing creative. But it doesn't mean that this movie is not worth the watch, and it will be even more enjoyable if you haven't read the book!


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