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
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.