THE WIFE
Country of Origin:
USA
Language:
English
Year:
2018
Category:
American Feature, Drama, Featured
Duration:
1 hours 40 minutes
Filmmaker:
Björn Runge
Cast:
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons
Rating:
R

Synopsis

THE WIFE
Playing, Sep 14 – 20 at Cinema Paradiso Hollywood

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career. Ignoring his infidelities and excuses because of his “art” with grace and humor. Their fateful pact has built a marriage upon uneven compromises and Joan’s reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan’s coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. THE WIFE is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

What unites the film’s two halves – what makes it worth watching, period – is the road Close’s Joan travels as she decides whether to reclaim authorship of her own life.
Ty Burr – Boston Globe Top Critic

 

Runge is very good with actors. It’s a pleasure simply to watch Close and Pryce establish such minute and careful gradations of happiness, desolation and exasperation in their scenes together.
Michael Phillips – Chicago Tribune Top Critic

 

Close might well receive a seventh Academy Award nomination for The Wife.
Richard Roeper – Chicago Sun-Times Top Critic

THE WIFE

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