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Matt Damon and Casey Affleck star in the interesting and original Gerry, a movie about two guys who end up getting lost in a modern day American desert. Directed by Gus Van Sant, it is one of the more engaging films of recent years, though ultimately unappealing to mainstream audiences.

Gerry, which is written by three aforementioned men, has very little dialogue and plenty of long and beautiful shots. These features alone set it apart from most movies; there are many minutes in a row where there is no sound. As the film goes on, things get slower and slower as the characters get more desperate and lost; for once, this is not a bad thing. Gerry gets more powerful the slower it gets.

It is hard to put into words what Gerry is like, and thus it is hard to review such a film. Some, like me, will like it for its pure technical merits; the movie has extraordinary scenery, not to mention interesting characters. Others will not, because it is slower and different; after all, it is about two guys who become lost in the desert.

Gerry is not for everyone, but for those who like unique films, this one is definitely worth seeing.

Review by Erik Samdahl unless otherwise indicated.

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