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
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In each of the main credits' screen, a letter G, O, C or N is styled with the bright half-circle of the eclipse, which defines the color of the fonts: Letters to the left of that one are "lit up" in yellow, less bright the farther they are; the other letters are red. The remaining credits also have an unusual lighting, scrolling over a bright circle so that some letters are suddenly clearer. See more »
Open Up Your Heart
Written by Charles Forcier & Joseph C. Smith
Performed by The Bishops
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Gerald's Game: A heartbreaking let down
Gerald's Game is one of my favorite Stephen King books, it's so unlike anything else he's done and I find it an outstanding piece of literature. Upon finding out it was to be a live action film I was excited as I figured it would translate to the screen so well.
Well cast with the always excellent Carla Gugino (Who perhaps is at her career best here) it certainly captures the feel of the book, looks great and is a well crafted film so why the low rating?
Honestly I find it hard to pinpoint, though the film is solid I found myself underwhelmed. Was it the pacing? Was it too short? What went wrong?
Gerald's Game is not a bad film by any means, maybe it was my high expectations that killed it.
For those unaware, Gerald's Game tells the story of a middle aged couple who decide to spice up their marriage by taking some time out to get a cabin in the woods. Miles from civilisation the husband decides to handcuff his wife to the bed, only to have a heart attack and die.
Now his wife is trapped, handcuffed to the bed and alone. No chance of a rescue, and because of this her thoughts begins to wander. She battles her own mind, the side that tells her to fight and the side that wants her to fail. She must survive a hungry dog that has found itself into the house and another ominous unseen force.
Geralds Game is perfectly watchable and may really impress those who haven't read the book. I just expected more.
Well made film
I don't know! It's just not that great
Things I Learnt From This Movie:
Not sure I'll ever been able to look at Henry Thomas the same way again after this!
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