MISERY (Rob Reiner, 1990)



I would have wanted to see a more menacing Annie Wilkes chopping off the feet of Paul Sheldon or running over Sheriff Buster with a lawnmower, but this was still a really good adaptation of one of my favorite Stephen King novels.

Even better, it had Kathy Bates delivering a phenomenal Oscar-worthy performance. Inasmuch as I was rooting for Paul to finally escape, I still felt bad when he hit her over the head with a typewriter. Made me feel bad for a villain? I’m your number one fan, Ms. Bates!!

Rating: ★★★★☆

(Originally published September 4, 2018.)

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