History YMMV / Misery

10th Jan '16 1:16:48 PM thatmadork
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* FridgeBrilliance: Paul eventually grows to consider ''Misery's Return'' the best book he's ever written. But of course it is! It's the only book he's ever ''literally written like his life depended on it''.
4th Jun '15 12:05:41 PM Xythos
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** In 1991, [[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beverley_Allitt Beverley Allitt]], an English nurse, committed four murders in a children's ward. The fact that she looks a bit like Annie makes it even scarier.
25th May '15 2:24:03 PM PriceCheck
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* HollywoodHomely: Annie played by Kathy Bates is a plump woman of average appearance, clean and carefully groomed. The character in the book has been described as very unattractive, a shapeless fat body, reeking of dirt and poor-quality cosmetics.
7th May '15 10:35:12 PM Seanette
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* TearJerker: The movie has a scene in which a depressed Annie opens up to Paul about her fear of him abandoning her. It's an unexpectedly humanizing moment for Annie, and both Annie Wilkes and James Caan act it perfectly. Unfortunately, it quickly turns to NightmareFuel.

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* TearJerker: The movie has a scene in which a depressed Annie opens up to Paul about her fear of him abandoning her. It's an unexpectedly humanizing moment for Annie, and both Annie Wilkes Kathy Bates and James Caan act it perfectly. Unfortunately, it quickly turns to NightmareFuel.
7th May '15 2:20:24 PM Xythos
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* TearJerker: The movie has a scene in which a depressed Annie opens up to Paul about her fear of him abandoning her. It's an unexpectedly humanizing moment for Annie, and both Annie Wilkes and James Caan act it perfectly. Unfortunately, it quickly turns to NightmareFuel.
18th Jan '15 9:59:22 PM creader
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* HorrorGhetto: Averted with Bates' AcademyAward.
31st Dec '14 6:47:58 PM redandready45
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* MoralEventHorizon: Annie was already a [[spoiler: serial killer]], but onscreen her [[spoiler: murder of the sheriff]].
24th Nov '14 1:59:25 PM AnotherGuy
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* HorrorGhetto: Averted with Bates' AcademyAward.
4th Oct '14 11:56:01 PM cdm41
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* AwardSnub: Sure, Kathy Bates deserves all the praise she received for playing the terrifying Annie Wilkes, but James Caan gives a brilliant performance too, and yet got no nominations.
9th Jul '14 12:49:02 AM Morgenthaler
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* HilariousInHindsight: Paul's ''Misery'' series is focused on a pretty but flighty young woman who is the focus of two guys who do all the cool stuff. The series is obscenely popular. Fans, but especially middle-aged women, adore it. Critics everywhere skewer it. [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Almost twenty years later...]]
** Even more hilarious what with Stephen's [[{{TakeThat}} reaction]] to [[Literature/{{Twilight}} said novel]]...

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Paul's ''Misery'' series is focused on a pretty but flighty young woman who is the focus of two guys who do all the cool stuff. The series is obscenely popular. Fans, but especially middle-aged women, adore it. Critics everywhere skewer it. [[Literature/{{Twilight}} Almost twenty years later...]]
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]] Even more hilarious what with Stephen's [[{{TakeThat}} reaction]] to [[Literature/{{Twilight}} said novel]]...novels...



* NauseaFuel: At one point Annie crushes a rat to death with her bare hand, poking her fingers into its body in the process. And then she licks her fingers. Paul wasn't the only one that felt ill.

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At one point Annie crushes a rat to death with her bare hand, poking her fingers into its body in the process. And then she licks her fingers. Paul wasn't the only one that felt ill.


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* NoYay: [[{{Yandere}} Annie Wilkes]] and Paul Sheldon, especially in the book. She's an ex-nurse LoonyFan of the disillusioned writer who saved him from a car crash and slowly nurses him back to health. It's eventually revealed that Annie has killed several of her patients, and her mood constantly swings between cheerful and psychotic. It culminates with Annie [[spoiler:amputating Paul's leg.]]
--> '''Annie Wilkes:''' I'm your number one fan....
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