The Question Is . . . Film Character

'maggie the cat'

‘maggie the cat’

Who is Annie Wilkes? What film does she appear in? Who plays the part?

Now let’s see if anyone remembers her without first using search engines and/or IMdB. Use your memory recall. I belonged to a Cinema Discussion Group I discovered online back before Forums existed and the Internet was just beginning to take form. It was a knowledgeable group of Cinephiles discussing films in great detail. Often contributing film reviews just after a film was fresh on the big screen.

One day the thread was about a name I did not recognize but so many other members seemed very much in the know. You have to realize this was long before IMdB and for some reason I had not seen the film yet. I was brave enough to ask any of the members: “Who is Annie Wilkes?” I received multiple responses of amusement at my lack of knowledge . as though I was supposed to know who she was . what film her character was in . and what actor played her. When someone told me the answer I was surprised.

So now I am asking anyone out there if they know the answers to my questions. If you know the answers . indicate in the comment section a yes or no after you see the answer I reveal. I will include all the information you will need. For those who already remember her character right away or after a short pause recall in your memories just who ‘Annie Wilkes’ is . Congratulations! She is quite the character and she is played by someone famous today. She’s one of the best actors I’ve had the pleasure of enjoying in many films and recently in a series TV Anthology. Just who am I talking about? I ask you one last time: “Who is Annie Wilkes?”



The ANSWER is:

‘Annie Wilkes’ is one of two main characters in a film adapted from a Stephen King novel. It turns out ‘Annie Wilkes’ is one scary individual. One day her dreams come true when she is able to rescue an extremely injured and unconscious man who was in a car accident. She found the man inside his car which is buried in the the snow.

It turns out he is her all time favorite writer with whom she is overly obsessed. After she gets him back to her house and settled. She decides she will take care of him while he heals. In her obsession . she is excessively angry with him. He did something in his writing career which she cannot forgive. In a series of books he had written . he made the mistake of killing off her favorite character . ‘Misery Chastaine’.

From this information I share . I ask you to watch the movie trailer below to get a taste of just how off her nut ‘Annie Wilkes’ really is. She is one freaking mother-f***king character who scares the shit out of me. I’ve watched this character in her role just once through. That was enough. I made several attempts to watch it again but it was too frightening a prospect for me.

The actor who portrayed ‘Annie Wilkes’ is [if you do not know by now] none other than the incomparable Kathy Bates. She won an Oscar for her portrayal of Annie Wilkes in the film ‘Misery’ and I dare anyone reading this to watch the film alone or with someone else. The someone else would more likely be preferred by the virgin viewers of ‘Misery’ . it truly is frightening. Be prepared for some bloody terrifying moments. There are many of those. – ‘maggie the cat’

Misery Trailer

Film Summary:

Novelist Paul Sheldon (James Caan) crashes his car on a snowy New England road. He is found by Annie Wilkes (Kathy Bates), the “number one fan” of Paul’s heroine Misery Chastaine. Annie is also somewhat unstable, and Paul finds himself crippled, drugged and at her mercy.

Kathy Bates Wins Best Actress: 1991 Oscars