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Jack Nicholson plays a middle aged, married, senior book editor for a publishing company. Driving home at night from a business trip in New England, he hits an animal on the road. When he gets out of his car to check on the condition of the animal, he discovers it to be a wolf. What happens next will change the course of his life forever.
When Jack gets back to his office, he is feeling the after effects of his interaction with the wolf. He is also concerned about his job, as his publishing house has been taken over by Christopher Plummer. Jack initially plays his character as a somewhat laid back, nice guy, a good man who doesn't see the knife being plunged into his back by his young, ambition driven underling, played with obsequious perfection by James Spader, until it is too late. Publishing is, indeed, a dog eat dog world.
Betrayed by his underling who has been given his job, Jack finds himself undergoing a subtle, physical metamorphosis. He no longer needs reading glasses, his hearing is extremely acute, and he has a keen, very keen, sense of smell. It is these enhanced senses that lead him to discover that his wife, well played by Kate Nelligan, has shockingly betrayed his love and devotion, causing him to leave her. It is a betrayal that is to have dire consequences for her.Read more ›
Directed by Mike Nichols with a script by Wesley Strick and Jim Harrison (of Legends of the Fall fame), Nicholson is at his brilliant best as the jaded lead editor of a publishing house recently acquired by a billionaire asset stripper played in suitably predatory fashion by the excellent Christopher Plummer. He gets the `shot in the arm' needed to fight back against the twin evils of rampant capitalism and cuckolding protégé Spader, who has more than an eye on Nicholson's wife, Nelligan, and his mentor's job, from an 'obliging' wolf when travelling back from a business trip through the frozen wilds of a New England winter.
When asked to visit Plummer, ostensibly to be offered a `sideways' move but, in reality, a lower prestige job, he encounters Plummer's slightly wayward daughter, Pfeiffer, who plays her spoilt little rich girl part to perfection and who, initially at any rate, is only too willing to ally herself to Nicholson as a way of spiting her presumably negligent father.
There are, too, turns by stalwart Brit actors, Prunella Scales and Eileen Atkins and Frazier's David Hyde Pierce. The movie has wit, irony, elegance and a superb and, by turns, lushly romantic and jazzy Ennio Morricone score: all this and some wonderfully amusing moments make for a truly enjoyable experience even if the label `horror' normally turns you off.
First his mood changes, and his sense of hearing and smell go into overdrive. Will has become a werewolf and he has an appetite for human blood.
His friend Laura wants to help, but she doesn't know what Will is yet.
If Will's new problem wasn't enough to keep him occupied he must also contend with Stewart Swinton who is out to get his job.....
It's another genius piece of casting, Nicholson as a Wolf. He has he features already, and the transformation is astonishing, even now nearly twenty years later.
It's a great companion piece to watch with Coppolas' Dracula and Branaghs' Frankenstein, adult and mature horror movie that go for character study rather than scares.
When we first meet Will, he's lethargic and almost finished, something Nicholson hadn't really done before. It soon changes, and he's given full reign to go bananas.
Pfeiffer seems a little wooden in this, but soon comes alive during the final act, which is brilliant and haunting.
Spades almost steals the film from everyone as the slimy sleaze all, and is really unnerving during his final scenes, the make up on him is awesome.
Accompanied with a beautiful soundtrack by Morricone, Wolf isn't just a film about a Wolf, it's a film about a man redeeming his life and libido before his time is up.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I had this film years ago on tape from TV, thoroughly enjoyed seeing it again for me it is one to watch yearly!Published 4 months ago by justine2015
A satisfying fable - Good cast. Nicely directed and written. Lots of fun.Published 10 months ago by Long Distance Runner
Can't get enough of this werewolf movie, it's fun and original and I adore the whole cast - just wish there was even more James Spader as he is deliciously deviant, sly and... Read morePublished 12 months ago by LittleBoxes
Jack Nicholson is terrific in this under-rated supernatural tale about a luckless publisher who has lost his mojo, the respect of his peers, his boss and and his wife... Read morePublished 12 months ago by Mr Scott Lines