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.

Director:

On Disc

at Amazon

2 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Last Days (2005)
Biography | Drama | Music
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A Seattle musician's life and career are reminiscent to those of Kurt Cobain.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Michael Pitt, Lukas Haas, Asia Argento
Elephant (2003)
Crime | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Several ordinary high school students go through their daily routine as two others prepare for something more malevolent.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Elias McConnell, Alex Frost, Eric Deulen
Paranoid Park (2007)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A teenage skateboarder's life begins to fray after he is involved in the accidental death of a security guard.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Gabe Nevins, Daniel Liu, Taylor Momsen
Promised Land (2012)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A salesman for a natural gas company experiences life-changing events after arriving in a small town, where his corporation wants to tap into the available resources.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Matt Damon, Frances McDormand, John Krasinski
Mala Noche (1986)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A story of amour fou. Walt is madly in love/lust with a young illegal Mexican immigrant. However, the object of his unrequited affection doesn't even speak any English and finds Walt really... See full summary »

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Tim Streeter, Doug Cooeyate, Ray Monge
Restless I (2011)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

The story of a terminally ill teenage girl who falls for a boy who likes to attend funerals and their encounters with the ghost of a Japanese kamikaze pilot from WWII.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Mia Wasikowska, Henry Hopper, Ryo Kase
Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

Footage from My Own Private Idaho (1991) is re-contextualized in James Franco's tribute to River Phoenix.

Directors: James Franco, Gus Van Sant
Stars: Wilmer Calderon, Jim Freivogel, Brian Lally
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

A young writing prodigy finds a mentor in a reclusive author.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Sean Connery, Rob Brown, F. Murray Abraham
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Two best friends living on the streets of Portland as hustlers embark on a journey of self discovery and find their relationship stumbling along the way.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: River Phoenix, Keanu Reeves, James Russo
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

A pharmacy-robbing dope fiend and his crew pop pills and evade the law.

Director: Gus Van Sant
Stars: Matt Dillon, Kelly Lynch, James Le Gros
Lonesome Jim (2005)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Failing to make it on his own, twenty-seven-year-old Jim moves back in with his parents and deals with crippling family obligations.

Director: Steve Buscemi
Stars: Casey Affleck, Liv Tyler, Mary Kay Place
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Edit

Storyline

Two friends that call each other Gerry decide to hide in the wilderness in order to see something. However, they do not find what they're looking for. They decide to return to the car but they get lost in the desert, without water, supplies or a compass. Now they have to walk, trying to find the road to survive. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

The desert can be a silent World.


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

| |

Language:

Release Date:

20 September 2002 (Greece)  »

Also Known As:

The Actual Gerry  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$236,266 (USA) (4 April 2003)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Chosen by "Les Cahiers du cinéma" (France) as one of the 10 best pictures of 2002 (#10, with the TV-show 24 (2001)). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

[first lines]
Gerry: Hey, Gerry, the path.
See more »

Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits, only a blue screen. See more »

Connections

Featured in Brows Held High: Even Cowgirls Get the Blues (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

Spiegel im Spiegel
by Arvo Pärt
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
One of the best movies I have ever seen
22 November 2003 | by (New York, NY) – See all my reviews

I was curious about this film, but totally unprepared for how much it affected me. GERRY worked, for me, on many different levels. In some ways, it felt like a horror film, but without any supernatural element. Two men get lost. That's the premise, and the movie takes its time to really explore what it feels like to suddenly have no idea where you are. As the film went on, something about it began to feel abstract, as if the film wasn't just about being lost physically, but about what it feels like to feel alone in the universe. I don't mean that to sound flighty or pretentious, but the film gradually moves into a state of deep sadness that is hard to describe. I'm sure (from the looks of some of the particularly angry comments some people have posted) that this film won't be appreciated by everyone who sees it. Some may find it dull. I found it completely absorbing, and unlike anything I'd ever seen.

(By the way, if you don't like a film, that's fine. But some of the ANGER displayed below is completely unjustified, and perhaps a sign of some deeper trauma that has nothing to do with the movie you didn't like.)


196 of 266 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page