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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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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

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The desert can be a silent World.


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20 September 2002 (Greece)  »

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$3,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$26,285, 16 February 2003, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$236,266, 6 April 2003
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It was this film in which Gus Van Sant started making long shots because of his love for Béla Tarr's films. See more »

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Obvious CGI landing when Gerry jumps off the rock. See more »

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[first lines]
Gerry: Hey, Gerry, the path.
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Minimalist in much the same way as Chinese water torture
8 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

I have said this many times before during my trips through hundred of movies, but I can say with all certainty that Gerry is the worst movie I have ever seen in a theater. I do appreciate some of its aspects. I am all for experiential art, and I honor those attempting it. I absolutely love Damon and Affleck, who did an excellent job of conveying heaps w/o words. The score was excellent. Above all, I laughed hysterically at the dialogue when it showed up. Ahem… Now: This movie is unlike any experience I have ever experienced. The closest thing would be one of those 8 am classes with a tenured professor with his pile of index cards and a monotone drone. This was sheer torture! If you have the patience to stare at a rock for ten minutes straight, then circle the rock, while never varying your distance or focus, only to move on to a new rock, than this is the movie for you. This movie felt like a bad joke on the entire movie-going public. I'm all for minimalism, but this was just plain boring. Perhaps the most disappointing thing is that I personally think that Death Valley is stunningly beautiful, but this movie did very little to capture that. I was also very frustrated with the two boys for getting lost in the first place. They parked in a giant valley and walked towards the hills. When you want to find your way back…walk away from the hills! This took a major suspension of disbelief, which I was able to muster up at that early point of the film. On a side note…I couldn't help but smile every time they were right next to a parking lot, or the main road. All of the shots up on Dante's view had to be chosen very carefully. Looking down there is a road and looking behind them was a parking lot. Plus… I think I saw a car drive by in the background. This turned into more of a tirade than I had planned, but I was extremely frustrated. I'm not the most patient guy in the world, but no one should be patient enough for this absolute failure of a movie.


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