Genre: psychological thriller

Director: Rob Reiner

Producer: Rob Reiner, Andrew Scheinman, Jeffrey Stott, Steve Nicolaides

Writer: William Goldman

Cast: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth, Frances Sternhagen, Lauren Bacall

Music by: Marc Shaiman

Duration: approximately 6,420 seconds

Wikipedia: wiki about the movie

Adapted from a Stephen King novel, Rob Reiner's Misery cast James Caan as a writer at a career crossroads. The film opens with Paul Sheldon (Caan) completing work on his latest novel, a break from his popular series of novels featuring the character Misery Chastain. He gets into a severe car accident and is saved by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), a reclusive woman who nurses him back to health. Annie is a huge fan of the Misery novels, and she finishes reading the new one while Paul is convalescing. She becomes enraged when she discovers that Paul has killed off Misery. Annie injures Paul's foot severely so that he is unable to leave her house, and forces him to write a new Misery novel. A local sheriff (Richard Farnsworth) and Paul's agent (Lauren Bacall) both attempt to track down what happened to the missing author. Misery shot the relatively unknown Kathy Bates to stardom, winning her one of the few Best Actress Oscars ever bestowed for portraying an evil character.

1 comment

#1, by Ewe.Sk, on 13 September 2015, 1:26 pm

Kathy Bates deserved winning the oscar for her role in this!


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