A great reversal of traditional power dynamics. The campier bits are very funny, and the unabashedly drastic camerawork contributes to it immensely. Kathy Bates is spectacular. The Rocket Man monologue alone is enough to make this a performance for all time. James Caan plays off her wisely, avoiding heroics and playing up the character's cynicism.
I've seen this film a couple of times, and I have to say that Annie Wilkes is one of the best villains ever. Kathy Bates did an amazing job incarnating the ultimate psychotic fan. It's freaking amazing to see things escalating gradually, as she begins to show her true colours. The crucifix, the penguin, the pills and all these small objects keep grabbing your attention during this claustrophobic and exciting ride.
Annie Wilkes is one of the most ridiculous characters in cinema history; I haven't the faintest idea how being a pop-eyed cartoon for 100 minutes is an Oscar-worthy achievement. That said, the last half hour was ugly and mean in a way that I found compelling enough to somewhat make up for the rest of the film.
Psicopata escondida tras la careta de fan!! jajjajajjajajajjaj....que gran argumento!! .....onda la mina se obsesiona al encontrar a su idolo escritor accidentado, lo cuida maximo y despues ya lo mantiene secuestrado para que él escriba lo que ella quiere sobre sus personajes favoritos...bknisimo,