Misery (1990)

emmakwall (explains it all)

Originally posted here in March 2015 on MovieRob, as part of Rob’s Meathead March blogathon.

As soon as Rob mentioned the idea of Meathead March, I knew which Rob Reiner movie I’d most like to write about. Heck, even Rob himself guessed! (MovieRob I mean….not Rob Reiner)

Anyway, of course I’m talking about Misery. A psychological thriller starring James Caan and Kathy Bates, based on the novel of the same name by Stephen King.

As this is a Stephen King story we can safely (and correctly) assume that the main character is going to be a writer. Caan plays Paul Sheldon, a reasonably famous author most renowned for his collection of romance novels, all starring the same protagonist Misery Chastain.

We see him at the start of the film having a car accident in the middle of nowhere and it is only by chance that he is rescued by retired nurse…

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