"Gerry" is likely Gus Van Sant's most challenging film, not because the film consists of about 10% dialogue, but more because of the subtext constantly questioning 'what is this teaching us about human nature?' In the same vein as "Last Days", much of the storyline is filtered through Terrence Malick-like imagery, which sustains the film's lack of a conventional narrative. Beautifully done, but not for everybody.
After seeing Satantango, I thought this one was a bit embarassing. Too much shots are straight imitations of another masterpiece. The context of the story is in America, but the music fits more Bela Tarr and I just found it too thin of a story to deserve such slow paste. Yes, they are lost and wonder about their future, but...I was bored.
The guy jumping off the rock! I can't say this scene is unnatural or irrational or comic, it happened, it could have happened anywhere. It's a coincidence - these landscapes, the camera moving gently through them, existence of a man, my day which I didn't spend in the desert but still I walked my way home through the dark field and I heard wind in the bushes. I miss that kind of silence. This film is good.