Paul Sheldon used to write for a living. Now, he’s writing to stay alive. When a famed novelist crashes his car during a blinding blizzard, he wakes to find himself at the mercy of his number one fan. Rob Reiner helms one of the best book-to-screen Stephen King adaptations, a delightfully cunning cat-and-mouse horror thriller fueled by a darkly comedic script from William Goldman and standout performances by James Caan and Academy Award winner Kathy Bates.
“The actors are supported by the best kind of writerly craft and directorial technique, the kind that refuses to call attention to itself, never gets caught straining for scares or laughs. Popular moviemaking — elegantly economical, artlessly artful – doesn’t get much better than this.” – Richard Schickel, TIME
“The movie has a real kick to it. As Paul and Annie attempt to outsmart each other, Misery gets nastier and nastier. It turns into a psychotic cat-and-mouse game, and there are some genuine shocks.” – Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly
- Rob Reiner
- Screenplay by William Goldman based on the novel by Stephen King
- James Caan, Kathy Bates, Frances Sternhagen, Richard Farnsworth, Lauren Bacall
- Running Time
- 107 minutes