In the haunting drama, “Anesthesia,” main character Professor Walter Zarrow (Sam Waterston) is a moral, contented man enjoying life in New York City. He is happily married to Marcia (Glenn Close) and father to Adam Zarrow, (Tim Blake Nelson, who also wrote and directed).
We first see the kind prof in the opening scene. He’s strolling home on the Upper West Side and stops into a bodega to buy flowers for his wife Marcia, which we learn he’s been doing every Friday throughout their lives together.
Kristen Stewart shows her growing depth as an actress in her brilliant performance as a deeply troubled student who turns to her teacher Zarrow for help. Examiner.com