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The Wife (2017)

A tense drama illustrating the saying "behind every great man is a great woman"

Drama

7.2

movie

Sweden, UK
English, Swedish
A-list actors, Character-driven, Sunday
2017
Björn Runge
Alix Wilton Regan, Anna Azcárate, Annie Starke
100 min

Synopsis

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A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Our Take

7.2
Sonia Botsarova

Directed by the award-winning Swedish filmmaker Bjorn Runge and adapted by Jane Anderson from Meg Wolitzer’s 2003 novel, The Wife has enjoyed great acclaim since premiering at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. The film follows the growing tension between acclaimed author Joseph Castleman and his wife Joan, who works as his secret ghostwriter, as Joseph is set to receive the Nobel Prize in Literature. The direction is clean and careful with Glenn Close giving possibly one of the finest performances of her career as the supportive then increasingly resentful Joan. Emotional and funny at times, The Wife is a profound character exploration, celebrating womanhood and liberation.

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