Gerald’s Game (2017)

Plot: A dangerous sex game accidentally kills the husband, leaving the wife Jess, tied to the bed. With nobody around to hear her cries for help, she must figure out how to survive on her own with the voices inside her head.

Director: Mike Flanagan

Starring: Carla Gugino, Bruce Greenwood, Kate Siegel, Henry Thomas, Chiara Aurelia.

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It wasn’t what I was expecting, it was graphic and there were some really dark turns. I haven’t read the book so I didn’t really know what I was expecting but it was much darker than anticipated. There were some scenes that were really hard to watch. I actually felt like I was going to throw up at one point. It shows a lot of stuff that you don’t really want to see.

However, the difficult scenes made it a more memorable experience. It will take me a while to forget about the film and it’s something I’d recommend because I want to see if other people found it hard to watch. It’s definitely different.

Carla Gugino was incredible. Her acting has never really stood out to me before but she shines in this film. Everything I’ve seen her in, I’ve always thought she was underused, she’s never really stood out or being given the chance to stand out. This film showcases her talents and she deserves to be praised for her performance.

It’s definitely one of my favourite Stephen King adaptations. It’s an unpredictable film, especially for those who haven’t read the book. You don’t know what’s coming next and that makes it really exciting. I would definitely recommend for thriller lovers or for anyone who wants to challenge themselves and see if they can sit through the harrowing scenes without turning away.

Watch now on Netflix!

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One thought on “Gerald’s Game (2017)

  1. intenttowin says:

    Sorry. I usually agree, but I thought it was horrible. I managed to get all the way to the end but to me, it just wasn’t that good, however, it is just a matter of taste in his books/movies. When I told my husband that Gerald’s Game was on Netflix, he said: “Don’t bother it’s a terrible book.” The appeal of Stephen King is that he hits all the buttons so he has a following in all areas of suspense, mystery, horror. Thanks!!!

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