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STAR RATINGS EXPLAINED
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Good 3 Stars
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Tragic 1 Star

FILM DETAILS
Certificate 18
Cast
James Caan
Kathy Bates
Richard Farnsworth
Frances Sternhagen
Lauren Bacall
Directors
Rob Reiner
Screenwriters
William Goldman
Running Time
107 minutes

Misery
Kathy Bates in Oscar-winning form, in the taut and often blackly comic watershed moment for Stephen King adaptations.


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Plot
Bed-ridden author James Caan is tortured by cock-a-doody number one fan (and Oscar winner) Kathy Bates, in a taut and often blackly comic watershed moment for Stephen King adaptations (and director Rob Reiner, before his descent into rom-com hell).


Verdict
There are a few holes in the plot, mainly towards the end, but from start to harrowing finish, it is blissfully apparent that Rob Reiner can indeed turn his hand to virtually anything. Roll on the Buzby Berkeley extravaganza.


Reviewed by Philip Thomas

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