Stephen King wrote about his worst fear in "Misery" - about being paralyzed and trapped trapped alone with a psycho who also is your number 1 fan and force you to write books. It makes for a tight character study and gave Kathy Bates her break-through and James Caan his comeback. Easily one of the better films based on the writer's work even if the book is even more brutal.
Good but not exactly something that makes you want to watch it over and over. Bates and Caan are both showing their wares here, Bates is horrifying and tragic, kind, yet hysterical, reasonable, yet insane (She is quite insane, yet if she weren't then her decisions would be rational. She is acting on irrational impulses rationally, very strange).
Oh Misery... you beautiful bitch of a movie. If you are a fan of this film, go check out William Goldman's novel "Which Lie Did I Tell?" for an in-depth scoop on the making of the film, the writing process, and how the whole thing got going. The source material is some of King's very best and the film does not disappoint. Misery really is one of the best King adaptations to date and Kathy Bates is truly sensational.
La storia si sviluppa in maniera ordinata, facendo gradualmente aumentare il senso di pericolo. Le scene con più tensione sono strutturate bene, con buoni montaggi alternati. Il ritmo è ben dosato. L'antagonista è veramente ben caratterizzato. La regia è molto buona e struttura bene il racconto, oltre a dare la giusta enfasi ai momenti di pazzia della donna. I due protagonisti che sono eccezionali.Musiche molto belle