Misery Movie Review Summary

Actors: James Caan, Kathy Bates, Richard Farnsworth

Detailed plot synopsis reviews of Misery

A famous writer gets in a car accident on a snowy mountain road. He's found by a woman who happens to be a huge fan. She takes him back to her house to take care of him.
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He has a broken arm and some superficial injuries, but the woman nurses him back to health.
Once healthy, he's ready to leave, but she doesn't want him to.
He wakes one morning to find himself tied to the bed as the woman's prisoner. He escapes once, but she catches him. To keep him from escaping again she breaks his ankles with a sledgehammer.
Now confined to a wheelchair, she keeps him drugged.
She forces him to write another book about her favorite character from one of his other books.
Every chance he gets, he works out, trying to get stronger.
One night, when the woman gets close enough, he smashes her head with a typewriter, killing her. He's then able to escape.
He goes on to write a best-selling book about his terrifying experience.
The review of this Movie prepared by BRANDON SWENSON

A wonderful movie by Rob Reiner with a screenplay by William Goldman based on Stephen King's novel earning Kathy Bates an Oscar for best actress (and she well deserves it). This movie is about Paul Sheldon (Caan), who is a writer of a famous romance novel series. He is up in the mountains and has decided that he is going to stop the series by killing off the main character, Misery. On his way down, he gets into a car wreck. He is rescued by Annie Wilkes (Bates) an ex-nurse who starts to nurse him back to health. When she finds out who he is, she becomes extremly excited as she is his biggest fan. We soon find out that this woman is absolutly crazy when she finds the last novel in the "Misery" series and finds that the character dies. She goes insane and decides to make Paul write another book in the series saying that she doesn't die by keeping him at her house and slowing nursing him.
The review of this Movie prepared by Michael Gookin

Script Analysis of Misery

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 35%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 25%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 40% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1980's-1999 Crime & Police Story?    -   Yes Crime story:    -   criminal/victim falls in love with victim/criminal    -   criminal kidnappers Horror film?    -   Yes Horror Plotlets:    -   mad guy with knife likes to slice Criminal enemy is...    -   crazed boy/girlfriend/family member

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   writer Age:    -   40's-50's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Midwest Small town?    -   Yes Small town people:    -   nice, like Andy/Opie/Aunt Bee    -   not very bright people

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   gory visuals of torture Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   knives Unusual forms of death    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing    -   A lot of foul language Is this movie based on a    -   book

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