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7.4
/10
2,135 Ratings

Gerry

Directed by Gus Van Sant
United States, Argentina, 2002
Drama, Adventure, Mystery

Synopsis

Friends Gerry and Gerry hike into Death Valley, but they stray so far from the trail that they struggle to get back. Initially, they maintain morale by rehashing old stories and reciting inside jokes, but the gravity of their situation sinks in as a return to civilization becomes more unlikely.

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Gerry Directed by Gus Van Sant

Awards & Festivals

Independent Spirit Awards

2003 | 2 nominations including: Best Director

Toronto International Film Festival

2002 | Winner: Visions Award - Special Citation

For me, Gerry is the movie that Van Sant was born to make: a deceptively minimalist comedy based loosely on a true story, with an aesthetic inspired by the severe, long-take style of the Hungarian master director Béla Tarr (whose influence the director readily admitted).
July 13, 2018
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Just like the disoriented characters, we get lost in the magnificent landscapes and endless deserts of Death Valley. Gerry was like nothing Van Sant had done before, a welcome provocation in line with the work of the Hungarian director Béla Tarr.
June 27, 2018
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…Gerry reveals itself as a ravishing mix of mystic fairy tale, modern-day alienation, and gay allegory. Affleck’s Gerry puts great trust in the other Gerry’s ability to save him from a physical quandary and to later elevate him to a spiritual one… Not since his first film, Mala Noche, has Van Sant produced a film so pure, uncompromising, and ravishing to watch.
January 17, 2003
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