Gerry

Synopsis: Two friends that call each other Gerry decide to hide in the wilderness in order to see something. However, they do not find what they're looking for. They decide to return to the car but they get lost in the desert, without water, supplies or a compass. Now they have to walk, trying to find the road to survive.
Director(s): Gus Van Sant
Production: FilmFour
  2 wins & 7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.2
Metacritic:
54
Rotten Tomatoes:
61%
R
Year:
2002
103 min
Website
1,508 Views


Hey, Gerry, the path.

God. It is so...

Yeah.

It is really nice, man.

Fresh air.

- You ready?

- Nope.

- Hi, guys.

- Hey.

Hiking moms on the trail?

It's just gonna be.

It's alI tourists up there.

Well, how far is the thing?

We're haifway there.

Let's go this way, man.

Everything's gonna lead

to the same place.

- Just loop around?

- Yeah.

Do our own fresh route?

I can't believe that, like,

f***ing fanny packs

and sing-alongs

the whole way to the thing.

F*** it, dude.

F*** this.

- F*** the thing?

- F*** the thing.

Power on to the thing!

- F*** the thing.

- F*** the thing!

It's just gonna be

a f***in' thing at the end.

- F*** the thing!

- F*** the thing.

Let's go back.

F*** the thing.

Hey, is this the way we...

Yeah. That's it.

Right?

Yeah.

Hold on.

Is this the way we were going?

- Yeah. This is it.

- Yeah.

So...

She thought it was a "Y"?

- Who? The contestant?

- Yeah.

Yep.

She had every letter

except for the "L".

She had "B-A-R-R-E,"

blank, "I-N-G

down the road. "

"B-A-R-R-E," blank,

"I-N-G down the road. "

And alI she had was "L"

for "barreling down the road. "

And they were like, "Do you

want to solve the puzzle?"

Because you have to when -

When you have one letter left,

you have to solve.

You're not allowed -

Because you're only spinning

to drive up your earnings.

Right.

So it's like cheating if there's

only one letter left.

And so they told her

to solve it, and she said...

"Barreying down the road?"

And there's this

really uncomfortable pause,

and Sajak was like, "No.

Kenny?"

And the next dude did it.

But for zero dollars

because he couldn't spin.

He was just like,

"Barreling down the road. "

I hate you.

- Not really, though, right?

- Not really.

It's just really hot on my front

and really cold on my back.

There's a man

perched on the ledge...

10 feet in front of us.

Don't look.

I see you, man.

Do you hear that?

There's a lot of dinosaurs

near here.

I conquered Thebes.

When?

Two weeks ago.

How'd you do it?

Well, I got...

I did more than that, actually.

I said to Gerry...

"I ruled this land

for 97 years, and... "

"... and I'd like it. "

I had alI the sanctuaries built,

and then I...

This hot lava leaked out

of a volcano

and haif destroyed my sanctuary

to Demeter, I guess it was.

And...

But I didn't have the marble to

rebuild, like, the sculptures

and that to fix the sanctuary.

But I already had

alI these docks

to, like, Calydon

and Argos and...

I had everything.

Everything.

I was trading

with, like, 12 cities

and...

I had a really good army.

But the river had just flooded.

And it flooded out,

like, four of my docks,

and I couldn't import the marble

to rebuild the sanctuary.

Demeter got pissed off, and

she made my fields infertile.

And then...

So I couldn't grow the grass.

I couldn't grow the wheat

to feed the horses.

And there was no...

I couldn't -

And there was nowhere

for the sheep to graze.

And some of my people were

growing hungry and restless,

and then...

And I couldn't trade

because the rivers had flooded.

And so, Knossos,

one of my vassals,

got really upset with me

and turned against me.

And they... attacked me.

And because I couldn't

train any sheep

'cause I didn't have the wheat.

I didn't have...

I didn't have a, um, a...

You couldn't train sheep?

I couldn't train the horses

because I didn't have wheat.

And so when they attacked me,

they just dogged me.

And I actually went to send

my army out to defend the city,

and you can only send them out

if you have 12 trained horses,

and I had 11.

So I was one horse shy...

of almost saving my city.

So then you didn't really...

Oh, I had just conquered Thebes,

and then that happened.

All right.

You go to that one,

and I'II go to this one.

All right.

Hey.

You see anything?

Big hills.

Yeah.

Uh, re-split up.

All right.

All right, see the ravine?

Yeah.

That's the spot.

So you go to the next one,

I'II go to the next one.

if you don't find anything,

we meet back right there.

if you find something,

f*** the spot, I'II find you.

Higher hilltop, meet at spot.

Or f*** the spot, wait there.

- Yeah.

- Roger.

Gerry!

Gerry!

Gerry!

Gerry! Gerry!

Hey!

Hey.

What are you doing?

What?

You're supposed to go on

a high-hilI scout-about.

You're on a rock in a canyon.

I did.

Yeah, did you see anything?

No, did you?

No.

Well, what are

you doing on the rock?

Looking for you.

Why didn't you

just go to the spot?

I did.

You weren't there.

I've been there.

I was just sitting there.

Dude, that's not the spot.

The spot is, like,

a haif of a mile that way.

I was at the spot.

I was waiting for you forever.

I was yelling your name.

And I just came walking up here,

and I saw the rock.

I crow's-nested up here

to scout-about the ravine

'cause I thought maybe you

gerried the rendezvous.

Sure enough, I mean,

that's not the spot.

All right, my fault.

Well, if you had assumed that,

then you should've gone

to the top of my mountain

because the whole plan was

if one guy finds something,

then you go to his mountain.

No, I know the plan,

but I saw you coming down

when I was on the way down,

and when you never showed up,

I thought maybe you'd succumbed.

I almost did succumb,

but then I turbaned up,

and I feeI a lot better.

Come on, dude, let's go.

I can't.

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Casey Affleck

Caleb Casey McGuire Affleck-Boldt (born August 12, 1975) is an American actor and director. He began his career as a child actor, appearing in the PBS television film Lemon Sky (1988) and the miniseries The Kennedys of Massachusetts (1990). He later appeared in three Gus Van Sant films – To Die For (1995), Good Will Hunting (1997), and Gerry (2002) – and in Steven Soderbergh's comedy heist trilogy Ocean's Eleven (2001), Ocean's Twelve (2004), and Ocean's Thirteen (2007). His first leading role was in Steve Buscemi's independent comedy-drama Lonesome Jim (2006). Affleck's breakthrough was in 2007, when he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in the western drama The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford and acted in the crime drama Gone Baby Gone, directed by his brother Ben Affleck. In 2010, he directed the mockumentary I'm Still Here. He then had a string of successful films in the early 2010s, with Tower Heist, ParaNorman, and Interstellar, and received particular praise for his performance as an outlaw in the indie film Ain't Them Bodies Saints. In 2016, Affleck starred as the lead in the drama film Manchester by the Sea. For his performance as Lee Chandler, a grief-stricken man, he won the Golden Globe, BAFTA and Academy Award for Best Actor, and received a Screen Actors Guild Award nomination. In 2017, Affleck received critical acclaim for his leading role in the supernatural drama film A Ghost Story. more…

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