Gerald's Game

Synopsis: When a harmless game between a married couple in a remote retreat suddenly becomes a harrowing fight for survival, wife Jessie must confront long-buried demons within her own mind - and possibly lurking in the shadows of her seemingly empty house.
Director(s): Mike Flanagan
Production: Netflix
  2 wins & 3 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min


["Bring It On Home to Me" playing]

If you ever change your mind

About leaving, leaving me behind

Baby, bring it to me

Bring your sweet loving

Bring it on home to me

- Yeah, yeah

- Yeah, yeah

- Yeah

- Yeah

I know I laughed when you left

But now I know I only hurt myself

Baby, bring it to me

Bring your sweet loving

Bring it on home to me

- Yeah, yeah

- Yeah, yeah

- Yeah,

- Yeah

I'll give you jewelry and money, too

That ain't all

That ain't all I'll do for you

And if you bring it to me

Bring your sweet loving

Bring it on home to me

- Yeah, yeah

- Yeah, yeah

- Yeah

- Yeah

- [turns radio off]

- You want something else?

No, nothing wrong with Sam.

Just... wanted to take in the scenery.

This is gonna be good for us, Jess,

really good.

[woman on radio] Police are investigating

a break-in

and burglary at a county cemetery...


- Yeah?

- Gerald!

Oh, sh*t!

and reportedly disturbing several...

He's starving.

...partially exhuming at least one casket.

[horn honking]

They should do something

about those strays.

Several city council...

I think he had a collar.

He might belong to someone.

He won't for long. If he keeps going for

roadkill, he's gonna be roadkill himself.

- We're not going back for him.

- I know.

- We're not. [laughs]

- I know.

[cell phone ringing]

Not again. [groans]

- Just be two minutes, babe. Okay?

- It's okay.


Yeah. No, I understand.

But the only way we can move forward

is if they accept a non-compete clause.

- You stocked us.

- Yeah. Enough for the whole weekend.

[Jessie] Here, boy!

You hungry? [whistles]

You out there?




There you are.

Look what I have for you.


It's okay.

Here you go, my poor prince.


- What are you doing?

- Oh. I was just...

Uh... I was just trying to feed that dog.

That's Kobe rib eye.

It's actually from Kobe.

It's... $200 a portion.

Sorry, there were four in the fridge.

I figured...

You've got such a good heart.

That's who I married.

For better or worse.

No, just leave it.

It'll be the best meat he's ever had.

Let's go in, get comfy.


[Jessie] I would have only eaten

half a piece.

[Gerald laughs]

[Jessie] He looks so hungry.

- [chuckles] Sorry, I didn't know.

- [Gerald] No problem.

Do you wanna open

some champagne now or should we...

Um, we could...



- Are you ready?

- I'm ready.

[cuffs jangle]

- Wow, babe.

- You look amazing.


Sorry, babe. Gloss. [chuckles]


Gotta say, I was... I was expecting...

more novelty things,

like with velvet or silk or something.

Oh, no. No, these are the real deal.

The others can just break

if you get going too hard.

- Okay?

- Yeah.

[cuffs click]

This is good. You'll like this.

[cuffs click]

[cuffs click]

[cuffs click]

Is it okay?


Try to move.

Okay. [laughs]

I love this slip.

Oh, good, I bought it special.

You'll like it better

around your shoulders.

[grunts, gasps]

[both exhale]


[water running]



Look what I found.

- What?

- I bet you want me to leave.

I bet you think your husband

will be back any minute.

But something tells me he won't.

You can try to scream... if you want to.

There's no one for miles.

- Um... Gerald.

- Gerald?

I'm sorry, baby,

you don't get to know my name.

Try to call for help.

- Really?

- Come on, just try.

- Help. Somebody help me.

- Come on.

Come on, you said you'd try

to make it feel real.

Yeah, just... calling for help,

it's kinda...

- What are we trying to do here?

- Just try it.

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