“Annie Wolfsching Nude” Review
The first scene from “Annie Wolfsching Nude” begins with the director, Anne Wersching, and producer, Robert Koppenheimer. They are gathered around a large table in a Manhattan restaurant, and the room is filled with people, all waiting to see what they are going to say next. The conversation goes on for quite some time, until the scene change, where the director and producer turn to each other. The scene is about to start, and they exchange an almost flirtatious look, like they’re about to make out.
“Annie Wolfsching Nude” is an odd film in that it’s so well written, that it is sometimes hard to figure out how it’s ever been made. It’s funny but also offers a lot of insights into the relationships between the women in both the movie’s storyline and those depicted on the screen. The scenes that I especially liked were the scenes where Annabel (Debra Klein) was intimate with her mother, as well as a few scenes with her father.
Debra Klein plays Annabel’s mother, as a woman who knows more than she’s letting on. Her reactions to Annabel’s advances on her are very understandable, and her attempts at manipulation only serve to make her seem even worse.
Debra’s character is a bit of a pushover, and that makes her attractive to many men, including Robert. It makes Robert feel better about his behavior toward Annabel. His behavior towards Annabel doesn’t go unnoticed by her mom either, because the scene is told by her mother, played by Debra’s mom, Pamela.
The scene where Pam discovers Robert’s intentions for Annabel is one of the funniest scenes in the film, and it is incredibly well written. Pam’s reaction to Robert’s actions makes the scene funny, and it’s easy to relate to her anger. There is a real sense of hurt that is felt by both Pam and Annabel in this scene, and it’s easy to understand why Pam would be hurt by Robert’s actions toward Annabel. After Pam tells Debra about Robert’s intentions, Debra shows up at Robert’s apartment and finds him waiting to take her away, which makes me think that the two actors have known each other for some time now, or that Debra has been aware of Robert’s intentions and Debra decided to give her daughter away in order to impress her new man.
In a movie like “Annie Wolfsching Nude,” the writing is great, and the acting is spot-on, but what really makes the movie is the performances. I liked Debra’s portrayal of Annabel’s mother, Pam’s performance as the woman Annabel had a crush on, and I particularly liked Debra’s performance as her mom.