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Gerry

Gerry

Gus Van Sant (2001)

98min
15 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
Given the public predilection for fast-paced, effects-heavy event pictures, Gus Van Sant couldn't have crafted a more uncommercial film than this. Co-written by Van Sant and joint leads Matt Damon and Casey Affleck, it follows two friends - both called Gerry - who embark on a wilderness trail only to get hopelessly lost in the harsh terrain without any provisions. Unwinding at a snail's pace, with the most simplistic of storylines and barely any dialogue, this audacious allegory is either pretentious twaddle or a poetic masterpiece, depending on personal taste. While the duo does nothing more action-packed than trudge towards potential doom, their predicament becomes riveting, made additionally entrancing by dreamy cinematography, breathtaking landscapes and hallucinatory cloud formations. An acquired taste for sure, but a meditative marvel nonetheless.

Summary

Two men are driving through America's Death Valley when they foolishly decide on a whim to leave the comfort of their car to take a quick hike through the desolate landscape - but soon realise they are hopelessly lost. Drama, directed by Gus Van Sant and starring Matt Damon and Casey Affleck.

Cast & Crew

Gerry Casey Affleck
Gerry Matt Damon
Director Gus Van Sant

Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Pathé Guidance: Contains swearing. Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 22 Aug 2003

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