Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Chiara Aureila
Director: Mike Flanagan
Runtime: 1 hour, 43 minutes
Drama | Horror | Thriller | Book-to-Film | 2017
Synopsis: 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.
The minute I saw the dog I knew I was in for a very anxious movie watching experience. I didn’t expect the anxiety to come from the humans rather than the dog however. Gerald’s Game was not what I expected at all. What I thought, it was going to be something like Fifty Shades of Grey and Berlin Syndrome combined to make a film baby. It wasn’t. I’m not sure if I should yell spoiled alert, but I think it might be ok.
The movie starts off with Gerald (Greenwood) and Jessie (Gugino) in a vacation home that has no neighbors. They decide to spice up the marriage and Gerald handcuffs Jessie to the bed. Almost immediately in the movie (hence the reason I’m not sure if it’s a spoiler) he has a heart attack and dies. Now it’s a race to survive for Jessie as she debates her options.
It’s an interesting movie. I don’t really see the point of some things rather than to just add “horror” to a movie that’s based on a Stephen King book. The dog. The grave robber. Et cetera. Her hallucinations were the only merit to this film that added to the story line and helped the plot along.
I will say, that one scene is probably the most graphic thing I’ve ever seen. And that’s saying something with all the movie I’ve watched recently thanks to David’s movie list.
I’ll give this film an “okay” rating. I just wasn’t left with any feelings other than ehh. (3/5).
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