In this hypnotic film from groundbreaking director Gus Van Sant, two friends, both named Gerry (Matt Damon and Casey Affleck), pull off the highway to hike on a wilderness trail. Their casual decision to go off the main path has dire consequences as they lose their way in the harsh terrain, At first, their confidence and humour propel them forward, but as they wander through landscapes of austere beauty and hours turn into days, the seriousness of their situation takes hold. As their strength and chances of survival begin to dissipate, the depth of their friendship is put to the ultimate test.
This is the worst film I have ever seen in my entire life!!! In fact I couldn't watch any more than the first hour - what a waste of time!!!
The beginning starts with a car driving - you would think, just while the credits are on...but no. It just drives for ages - nothing happening, nobody talking. When Matt Damon and Casey Affleck get out the car they walk for a long time, without speaking. They are in a dessert-type land and nothing is going on. One then gets stuck on a rock and can't get down, so it's another 10 minutes of nothing and I couldn't stand anymore. I think in the hour I watched it, 10 words were spoken!!!
This film's genre is described as "Action & Adventure". However, there was next to no action, and the adventure part was questionable. And it wouldn't have take them long to learn the script either. Also the possibility that two apparently sensible young guys going off on a walk with no map, water, phones and getting lost - just didn't gel with me, Having said that, there must have been something in it because I kept watching, and managed to survive until the end. So perhaps it was the "something's *got* to happen at some point" element that kept me going. Perhaps it's that Casey Affleck is very easy on the eye. Yes, I'll put it down to that.