Last night I watched Netflix Original movie Gerald’s Game, the latest Stephen King adaption this year following The Dark Tower and It.
MoviePush blogpost, but the film was so good I wanted to blog about it.
Firstly, I thoroughly recommend you check this film out, however I’d suggest you don’t watch the movie’s trailer or even read the synopsis before doing so. To give you the bare minimum information as to whether it’d be you’re sort of thing, I’d describe it as a psychological survival horror/thriller, primarily set in one location, that revolves around a husband and wife trying to spice up their marriage. To say anymore will spoil it, even the premise of the film is arguably a spoiler and would ruin one of the early surprises.
Trust me, watch this movie with as little information as possible.
So in general terms, I really enjoyed Gerald’s Game, it’s very well made and had me hooked from beginning to end. It’s very tense and at times is extremely uncomfortable to watch, but it left an impact which all the best films should.
The two lead characters played by Carla Gugino and Bruce Greenwood are both great. Especially Gugino, she holds the film together and makes it what it is. An absolutely great performance, and I wonder if, as this is a “Netflix movie” it will get considered for awards seasons.
My only slight issue with the film was the final 5 minutes, for a particularly thrilling and uncomfortable film, I felt the ending tied everything up a bit too nicely. If the film had been left a little more open-ended or left to interpretation, I think the film could have had an even bigger and lingering impact.
That’s not to take anything away, it’s still an extremely good film, and I recommend you watch it as soon as possible.
Written by @RossBishop for MoviePush. Follow Ross on Twitter.