Gus Van Sant returned to his roots in experimental filmmaking with this offbeat feature, whose dialogue was entirely improvised by its two person cast. Two men named Gerry (played by Matt Damon and Casey Affleck) are driving through the desert regions of Death Valley, traveling towards an unknown destination. They pull over and set out on foot, presuming they're getting close to what they've come to find. Before long, Gerry and Gerry are both lost in an unforgiving desert without food, water, or other provisions, and the harder they try to find their way back to their car, they only dig themselves deeper and deeper into the desert. Gus Van Sant originally began shooting Gerry in Argentina, but was soon dissatisfied with the weather and the terrain, opting to start over in California and Utah; the film premiered at the 2002 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi
this is one of the worst movies I have have ever watched. There is hardly any conversation, and almost the entire movie is the 2 men walking in the desert, and walking in the desert, and walking some more. Even when they were in an automobile at the beginning of the movie was boring....several minutes of the 2 men riding in the car, looking out the window, looking at basically nothing. It was probably the most boring movie I have ever seen. I watched the entire thing waiting for something to happen. It never did. Don't waste your time.
I guess a warning light should have turned on in my head when I saw that "experimental" is part of the description.
Who can stay awake for this stuff? Or are heavy doses of drugs required to appreciate it? I do NOT recommend it.
We fast forwarded the movie after watching 30 minutes of it. We were hoping that it would go somewhere and it NEVER did. We expected more from Damon and Affleck, but maybe they were after some quick $ and no work. What a waste of time this movie is.
If you are just lacking in a totally boring evening and want to watch nothing take place for almost 2 hours only to say "wow that was awful", then rent this movie. Otherwise, rent almost anything else.
Two people taking a day hike--almost without any dialogue--really as I'll bet there aren't more than 24 words in this entire movie--and more of the same, feet walking, looking, walking, and obsurd nothingness. I can't believe Matt Damon would have ever agreed to do this movie--considered one of the very worst movies I've ever rented!
This movie is purely visual, if you're looking for witty dialogue and interesting plot twists, you've come to the wrong place. This movie is an exercise in realism, not dim-witted entertainment. I love this movie, in fact it's probably one of my favorites; the cinematography is superb.
On a rating of 1 to 10, 1 being the least boring and 10 being the most boring I would rate Gerry as 20. If one was made to watch this movie I would call it cruel and unusual punishment. I have watched many,many movies but none as boring as this one Terrible movie.
I don't ever need to get hopelessly lost in the desert now, after seeing Gerry. I have now been there. Gus Van Sant places you, the viewer, in the same predicament as his two young guys (both named Gerry), and being lost in the desert is not exciting or fun. It's scary, hopeless and desolate. The film is beautiful to look at, and it is mesmerizing and sad. This is art, like it or not. Many people will not get this type of experimental film, but I'm glad I saw it.
Depressing material, extremely slow all the way through and confusing toward the end. I did not like this movie and would not recommend u waste ur time viewing it. Worst movie i've seen in a long time.