The Wife (DVD)

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Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets. Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast

Product Details

Barcode
6004416138429
Department
Movies & TV
Released
19 Nov 2018
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Drama
Region
Region 2
Language
English
Runtime
100 min
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Wife
Release Year
2017
Running Time
100 min
Language
English
Categories
Dramas / Art/Artists / Family Life / Marriage / Writers
Synopsis
Swedish director Björn Runge's drama film is based on American writer eg Wolitzer's 2003 novel of the same name. Glenn Close stars as an ageing wife and mother accompanying her egotistical husband (Jonathan Pryce) on a trip to Stockholm to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. Burdened by further evidence of her husband's infidelities and the weight of her own unrealized literary ambitions, she refuses to play the role of a self-effacing and supportive wife any longer.
Cast & Crew
Director
Bjorn Runge
Star
Glenn Close / Max Irons / Harry Lloyd / Jonathan Pryce / Christian Slater
Co-Star
Michael Benz / Catharina Christie / Nick Fletcher / Jane Garioni / Karin Franz Korlof / Elizabeth McGovern / Twinnie Lee Moore / Alix Wilton Regan / Annie Starke / Carolin Stoltz
Screenwriter
Jane Anderson
Source Writer
Meg Wolitzer / Author: Meg Wolitzer
Composer
Jocelyn Pook
Director of Photography
Ulf Brantas
Movie Critics
A.V. Club
"Screenwriter Jane Anderson’s adaptation of Meg Wolitzer’s novel is skillfully executed and well paced..."
Katie Rife (15 Aug 2018, )
Hollywood Reporter
"Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close commands the center of The Wife: still, formidable and impossible to look away from."
Hollywood Reporter Staff (16 Sep 2018, )
Los Angeles Times
"Made by adults for adults, THE WIFE is an intimate drama that offers an inside look at a marriage and the dark bargains couples sometimes have to make with each other."
Kenneth Turan (15 Aug 2018, )
New York Times
"THE WIFE pulls off the not inconsiderable feat of spinning a fundamentally literary premise into an intelligent screen drama that unfolds with real juice and suspense."
Ben Kenigsberg (16 Aug 2018, )
RogerEbert.com
3 stars out of 4 -- "Glenn Close is subtly devastating....Close and Jonathan Pryce have crackling chemistry with each other, the two veteran actors enjoying snappy banter and enduring lacerating battles."
Christy Lemire (17 Aug 2018, )
Rolling Stone
4 stars out of 5 -- "[I]t’s Close who takes it to the next level with a powerfully implosive performance that doubles as an accumulation of details that define a marriage."
Peter Travers (14 Aug 2018, )
Variety
"[Close] is a marvel of twisty understatement here, delivering emotions that conceal as much as they reveal, and offering onion-like layers that invite repeat viewings in light of some of the film’s later revelations."
Andrew Barker (15 Sep 2018, )