"A very funny look at the repercussions of an older woman-younger man
relationship... Peter Coyote gives a wonderfully subtle and gently
humorous performance as Jackie's closest confidante... Witty and smart, Suddenly Naked
is one of Wheeler's best."
The Toronto Star:
"Mrs. Robinson was the original cougar, but The Graduate was told from the
elated point of view of the younger man, and we weren't privy to the older woman's
emotional life. That's where these films have a chance to explore something new.
Suddenly Naked does attempt to examine what might be compelling about a younger man
and, to its credit, it goes beyond the cliché belief that it's a matter of sexual
"Suddenly Naked is a low-budget production, which was shot in just 23 days.
That's lots of angles within each day. My compliments to the director for a work well done
under breakneck conditions and having produced a work that easily matches up with any
large-scale Hollywood production -it's so full of life and convinced me of it´s
"Charming, witty - the latest from one of Canada's most prolific directors."
"Suddenly Naked is a light piece of entertainment, pushed along by the
energetic performances of the leads. It's far from romantic comedy's shining moment - but
it's a nice twinkle in the genre."
"In this lively romantic comedy from Cananda, actors Wendy Crewson and Joe Cobden
give off sparks in bed and out, as Jackie and Patrick, an acerbic 39-year-old novelist and
her exuberant 20-year-old protege and lover. Jackie quickly adds their affair to her list
of closely held secrets, which includes a case of writer's block and the fact that her
much-publicized romance with another novelist (a sweet Peter Coyote) is
really just a friendship."
"Women have given it [the
film] really high marks and the men have been mixed. And it seems that middle-aged men in
particular are not really enjoying it [laughs]. And Ill let everybody else analyze
what that means but its almost amusing... I guess they dont find the idea of older women
and younger men a trend they want to continue. They dont find that funny at
Did you know?
- The film was shot in only 23 days on a low budget.
- It garnered six Genie nominations and won for Best Editing.
- It was featured at several festivals - Berlin, Toronto, Vancouver and Maui Film
- Anne Wheeler also directed the acclaimed film, Better than Chocolate.
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