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Image from Misery (videorecording) 1990

Image from Misery (videorecording) 1990

excerpt from Entertainment Weekly Movie Review: Misery Reviewed by Owen Gleiberman | Nov 30, 1990

Kathy Bates has a gift for playing cheerily hostile, paranoid misfits. Her personality is like a small series of shocks: She can slip from politeness to rage in a millisecond, and when she does you realize that the two states are virtually identical — that she's simply a control freak who has gone from controlling herself to controlling you. Bates brought a snappish, no-nonsense anger to her role as a yuppie-food-store owner in this year's Men Don't Leave, and her performance is the comic spark that drives Misery (Directed by Rob Reiner), the bluntly entertaining one-joke movie that has been fashioned from Stephen King's 1987 novel.

Link to the full article: http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,318740,00.html

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