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Misery is one of those effective suspense-horror-scary films that has art all over it. The dialogue cleary knows how real people would feel if this story happened. While actor James Caan does and excellent job as Paul Sheldon, perfectly reflecting his horror, it could not be completed without Kathy Bates as the psychopath Annie Wilkes; both made this movie literally. James is convincing as Paul, it's like he was that tormented man we see there, and Kathy is scary as hell in this movie. One of the best Drama-Suspences i have ever seen, and one of the most convincing and satisfying.