Sometimes you stumble on to a movie that turns out to be shockingly good; Gerald’s Game is one of those movies.
The film’s premise is refreshingly simple: a woman is trapped handcuffed to a bed after her husband suddenly dies of a heart attack. This survival story (based on the Stephen King novel) is packed with surprises and a surprisingly heartfelt message about overcoming trauama. Now it’s not easy to watch – it’s frequently terrifying and disturbing, but it’s so well acted (Carla Gugino is a revelation here), and packed with clever touches that will leave you thinking about it for a long time. The next time you’re in the mood for some creepy vibes on a night in, this Netflix film is a winner.
A powerful and thought-provoking film headlined by Gugino’s unforgettable performance.