Misery

Misery

DVD - 2007
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Novelist Paul Sheldon does not remember the blinding blizzard that sent his car spinning off the road. Nor does he remember being nursed back from unconsciousness. All he remembers is waking up in the home of Annie Wilkes, a maniacal fan who is bent on keeping her favorite writer as her personal prisoner, forever.
Publisher: Culver City, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2007]
Edition: Collector's ed.
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (107 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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PatAttack15
Aug 08, 2019

Everyone knows about the iconic hobbling scene; and that was the only thing I’d seen from this film until today. I think I just watched a new favorite of mine.

Fresh, engaging, suspenseful and led by two excellent performances from Kathy Bates & James Caan. This was just so good, and I can’t wait to revisit this again around the holiday.

Just a well made film. Hats off to Rob Reiner and Stephen King.

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tholt26
Mar 16, 2019

Disc was scratched, but was able to finish it

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burnmasterarson
Jul 27, 2018

Disk was scratched, couldn't finish.

LiztheLibrarian Feb 14, 2018

Amazing thriller, this Stephen King film unnerved me far more than the Shining. Kathy Bates is terrifying.

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reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

Amazing thriller! Caan and Bates are awesome!!

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lavasushi
Jan 05, 2018

Fan obsession can be brutal. Or Misery. Good story line from Stephen King. (I didn’t read the novel.) Paul Sheldon (James Caan) does a great job trying to outwit Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates). Makes depression and obsession scarey.

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kpelish
Dec 07, 2017

Stephen King, one of America's best horror writers and an acute observer of the homey made slightly askew. What seems to be a bucolic farmhouse nestled in the snowy West hides a famous writer, trapped by a sociopathic fan who patiently nurses him back to health just for her abuse and a novel tailored just for her. Both James Caan and Kathy Bates play their roles well and you follow along his increasing desperation and clever plotting to get back his freedom. This is mostly psychological horror but be forewarned of a deliberate attack that's bloody.

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briannegaletti32
Nov 23, 2017

the misery cd i cheaked out does not work at all what can i do get another copy

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AMerr22
Oct 22, 2017

Good movie based on a book. For a whole lineup of my favorite movies based on books visit my list.

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StoicBookaholic
Mar 14, 2017

Excellent horror movie based on Steven King's book. Great performances by Kathy Bates and James Caan.

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007Gatsby
Jun 15, 2019

007Gatsby thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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htliang
Apr 16, 2016

htliang thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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Lexikal
Sep 24, 2011

Lexikal thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over

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hur74Vety
Jun 11, 2010

hur74Vety thinks this title is suitable for 14 years and over

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reginator_22
Jan 27, 2018

Annie Wilkes: I thought you were good Paul... but you're not good. You're just another lying ol' dirty birdy.

Laura_X Oct 26, 2016

I am your number one fan.

laustcawz Mar 01, 2012

Annie Wilkes: "He didn't get out of the cock-a-doody car!!!!!"

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Annie Wilkes: It's the swearing, Paul. It has no nobility.
Paul Sheldon: These are slum kids, I was a slum kid. Everybody talks like that.
Annie Wilkes: THEY DO NOT! At the feedstore do I say, "Oh, now Wally, give me a bag of that F-in' pig feed, and a pound of that bitchly cow corn"? At the bank do I say, "Oh, Mrs. Malenger, here is one big bastard of a check, now give me some of your Christ-ing money!" THERE, LOOK THERE, NOW SEE WHAT YOU MADE ME DO!

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

Annie Wilkes: I am your number one fan. There is nothing to worry about. You are going to be just fine. I am your number one fan.

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kpelish
Dec 07, 2017

Violence: Deliberate smashing of bones, threats of shooting death, actual shooting death.

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AMerr22
Oct 22, 2017

Violence: Contains the infamous hobbling scene.

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bdls206
Mar 28, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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hur74Vety
Jun 11, 2010

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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bdls206
Mar 27, 2011

A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.

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