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Gerry (2002)

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A friendship between two young men is tested when they go for a hike in a desert and forget to bring any water or food with them.

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This story has elements that call to mind a real misadventure that ended with one person murdering another under very similar conditions. The murder of David Coughlin by Raffi Kodikian in New Mexico in 1999 occurred while both were lost together in Rattlesnake Canyon. Written by RJ

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Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$26,285 (USA) (14 February 2003)

Gross:

$236,266 (USA) (4 April 2003)
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The film opens without any company credits, no actor or director credits, and not even the title of the movie (except for the Miramax Films logo in non-theatrical prints). See more »

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At the end of the movie when Gerry is lying on his back, his legs change from flat to bent and back again. This obviously could not possibly happen due to his condition. See more »

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[first lines]
Gerry: Hey, Gerry, the path.
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let it sink in.
17 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

(I was lucky enough to see this movie at its premiere at the Sundance film fest 2 years ago in park city with Matt, Casey, and brother Ben a few rows away.)

For all of you who thought it was boring and hated it, I'm sorry. I was a bit uneasy myself at first when I was sitting there. The more I let myself go with it though, the more amazing I found it. It is not a movie made for everyone -- not in the slightest. It was made for people like me. Thank you Gus.

This movie probably has the least amount of dialogue of any movie I have ever seen (silent moves apart...), yet I find myself cracking up and quoting its lines all the time. (Going on a "mountain top scout about." And the best: "How'd you get up there?" "...scrambled.") I only wish more people had seen this movie so they know what the heck I'm talking about.

I love how Van Sant lets your mind wander. It relates real people. I can completely picture a couple of my close friends carrying on the same conversations, walking along silently, or finishing a half told story days later. Nothing is pushed in your face except maybe the 'as-is' quality of it all. He lets it grow and lets you see it all.

Here I am, two years after seeing it, still getting a huge kick out of it. For me, thumbs up.


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