He becomes more confident and ends up beginning a romance with his old bosses daughter.
While Phiefer is good the romance isn't that believable despite solid performances.
James Spader is smooth as his nemesis, the one who was picked for his job he was outed for.
You have all these peices but it finally comes together too late with a corny sloppy ending.
~Dr. Vijav Alezais (Om Puri)
A minor entry in the filmography of director Mike Nichols, WOLF might not be a great film, but it is a good one in a subgenre sorely lacking them. Many early shots haven't the power they should, coming off as ideas for good shots rather than good shots in themselves, yet later visual elements prove effective. Nichols and Rotunno make frequent creative use of mirrors to indicate shifts in perception, and despite being an obvious example of day for night, the signature sequence in which protagonist Will Randall stalks a deer retains beautiful intensity and intense beauty.
WOLF's ultimate flaw is pacing; the turn into straight horror happens too late in the runtime, which paradoxically makes it feel rushed. Thankfully, star Jack Nicholson keeps things interesting. Though the satire-to succeed in business, you must relinquish your humanity-falls a little flat, the actors never so much as stumble. Nicholson (reuniting with his CARNAL KNOWLEDGE director) acquits himself nicely, as do Michelle Pfeiffer, James Spader, Christopher Plummer, Eileen Atkins, Om Puri, Prunella Scales, Richard Jenkins, and David Hyde Pierce in supporting roles-a killer cast without the cameo from David Schwimmer of FRIENDS fame.
One cannot discuss a film with Rick Baker effects without mentioning them, which I have now done. If you ever wanted to see a werewolf fight between Jack Nicholson and James Spader, complete with gratuitous slow-mo, then WOLF is the film for you.
And that ending-well, it's a hair-raiser.
For better and worse, WOLF is the most adult werewolf film I've ever seen: Part office comedy, part romance, part horror schlock, its flaws do not prevent it from being a successful hybrid in the vein of its protagonist. Rent it.
"Maybe there's happy endings, even for people who don't believe in them."