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Misery (1990)

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Starring (View all)
James Caan James Caan
Paul Sheldon
Kathy Bates Kathy Bates
Annie Wilkes
Lauren Bacall Lauren Bacall
Marcia Sindell
June Christopher June Christopher
Anchorwoman
Julie Payne Julie Payne
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Written by
Stephen King Stephen King
(novel Misery)
William Goldman William Goldman
(screenplay)


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9 years, 9 months ago at Dec 16 7:04
3 votes
Since Misery was released in the 90's, it is, strictly speaking, not a horror film; It is a thriller film, the norm adopted in the 90's, but since the definition of horror reaches far and wide, Misery can now be said as one of the greatest horror films ever made and the 4th greatest movie adaptation of a Stephen King novel. Since it is also psychological, it almost literally compiles most of the a... read more

Chilling, white-knuckle thriller

14 years, 1 month ago at Aug 18 6:54
2 votes
"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."

Rob Reiner's Misery is a remarkably gripping, edge-of-your-seat thriller from the pages of Stephen King's novel of the same name. Several of prolific author Stephen King's novels have been adapted for the screen, yielding mixed results. Misery can be undoubtedly cons... read more

A sick, twisted and shocking masterpiece!!

12 years, 9 months ago at Dec 9 1:47
2 votes
I have always loved Stephen King's novels because they all are either scary or emotional. Misery is in my opinion the most psychological King novel. This is a real hard film to watch at times because the audience do know what sort of person Annie is but don't fully know why she is doing what she is doing to Paul. It was a complete thrill-ride that I did think was a total masterpiece. It was the th... read more
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A famous novelist is "rescued" from a car crash by an obsessed fan.
Release date: 30 November 1990
UPC: 044005810127
Tags: Thriller (33), Horror (22), Drama (12), Kidnapping (12), Stephen King (12), 1990 (11), 1990s (11), Murder (9), Obsession (9), Violence (8), Revenge (7), Suspense (7), Based On Novel (7), Isolation (7), Fan (6), (6), Medication (5), Female Psychopath (5), Recluse (5), Knife (5)
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One of the best Stephen King adaptations

“Along with The Shawshank Redemption and Stand By Me, Misery is one of the best adaptations of Stephen King's work. On its own terms too, it is a brilliant film with a wonderful atmosphere especially. The film looks very good, with the sets, costumes, locations and cinematography striking and suitably atmospheric. The screenplay is very fine, exploring themes such as fanatical devotion, artistic dilemmas and worthiness of commercial fiction without a psychological suspense context, while the story is always well paced and compelling.

Also outstanding is the direction of Rob Reiner. He adeptly exercises in chilling claustrophobia and allows a numerous numbers of genuine jolts. The acting is great, James Caan, Richard Farnsworth and Lauren Bacall are all great but the film belongs t” read more

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