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25 November 2009

Gerry

directed by Gus Van Sant

I’ve said it before and I will say it again, Casey Affleck is one of those drastically underrated actors in Hollywood that should be making fistfuls of cash to be in everything from Internet shorts to overblown blockbusters. How unjust you are Hollywood, that the Casey Afflecks of the world don’t get asked to the dance while the Shia LaBeoufs seem to be out there all night, shaking a mediocre leg and getting all the attention. C’est la vie, but for those of you who have a thing for actual talent need to check out the Gus Van Sant dynamo Gerry, starring a stellar Matt Damon and Casey Affleck. And that’s it. No one else. A simple story beginning with two friends who get lost on a day hike in the desert and ending in a chilling and agonizing climax is as haunting as it is mesmerizing. Sparse dialogue coupled with stunningly epic landscapes make for a wondrous brew. It’s too bad a film like this doesn’t get the credit it deserves.

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