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
granted this movie wasn't AMAZING, but i thought it was pretty good. very nice scenery, good natural acting. I personally am a fan of Gus Vant Sant's sort of "lettin it be" slow paced filmmaking. it doesn't bother me, but i guess if your used to movies taking you in all sorts of places, then you really wouldn't understand a movie like this.
Mercifully short with the help of the fast forward button. If I ever get lost in the desert and have 4 days to die, I hope I can come up with at least one meaningful conversation. There is absolutely nothing to be gained from watching this movie.
Do not dismiss this extremely slow movie of two friends lost in the dessert is not entirely a waste of time as it appears other viewers think. The improvisation of both actors is extraordinary; the filiming depicting the torrid conditiions they had to endure was beautifully done. However, the time frame is unrealistic; how long can you roam the dessett with no water? If you're a Matt Damon fan, you'll enjoy this younger Damon and his portrayal of Gerry.
I love budget movies (or inde) I loved movies such as open water 4+,out of towners (original) 4+, the blair witch project 4,before surise, before sunset. they were some of my favorites and most people would agree that they were HUGE budget movies. With that being said, i tried to give this movie a chance. overall, the movie was ok, it had it's good points but didn't draw it out enough. The ending in which they are lying on the desert floor and walking was god-awful. I am into art (deciphering and slow drawn out scences) but to spend about 20 minutes showing they lying on the desert floor is just ridiculous. The desert cintmegorphy was nice and some of the shooting (camera angles) were well done. Rest of the movie is garbage.
Pretty much pure torture. We kept looking at each other as if it couldn't be true. The first 10 minutes were nothing but the car driving down the road. No dialogue, no action, no point in going on that long. The entire move was pretty much long drawn out segments of driving, walking, thinking, sitting, etc. This could have been a good movie, but wasn't.
Interesting at the most. Movie is slow paced yet you have to keep watching it. THere is very little dialog and is basically two guys just walking around lost. THe photography is excellent. You can imagine through this movie what it would really be like to be lost in the desert and the whole movie gives you an eerie feeling. Worth the rental but glad I didnt pay 8.00 bucks to see it at the theater.
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.