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Joanna Trollope's novel "The Rector's Wife" has been made into a inspirational and moving film. Centering on the family struggles of a vicar who refuses to listen to his wife and children, this film shows the slow decay of a stagnant marriage. Lindsay Duncan's portrayal of Anna lights up the screen, showing a emotional yet understated performance. Jonathan Coy plays Peter, a man who has shut himself off from the world to avoid the pain of failure while his wife and two children pay the price. The story is told with a sensitivity and clarity that is lacking with most productions today. Finally available on DVD in the spring, "The Rector's Wife" is yet another great production from across the pond.
Badly stereotyped story of a thoroughly odious religious figure and a secular hero (the Rector's Wife), typical of late 20th century TV and movies. The lead character was completely unbelievable as the Rector's Wife. She appeared so completely foreign to a lifestyle which we are supposed to believe she had been living for much of her adult life. Perhaps poor casting or writing were at fault. Not having read the novel, I am unable to judge the latter aspect.
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