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The Wife (1995)

R  |   |  Comedy, Drama  |  16 August 1996 (USA)
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Tom Noonan's dark comedy features a husband-and-wife team of psychotherapists who run a New-Age therapy group out in the wilderness. Late one night, Jack and Rita are visited by one of ... See full summary »

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Tom Noonan's dark comedy features a husband-and-wife team of psychotherapists who run a New-Age therapy group out in the wilderness. Late one night, Jack and Rita are visited by one of their patients, Cosmo, and his wife, Arlie. Cosmo's wife has felt "left out," since her husband spends so much time with the therapists and confides all of their secrets to them. Arlie has insisted on meeting them--the evening begins awkwardly, then painfully grinds on, as various tensions and power struggles emerge between and among the two couples. Written by Tad Dibbern <DIBBERN_D@a1.mscf.upenn.edu>

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Rated R for language and some nudity
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Cosmo: This is not going well.
Jack: Ah, it's going where it's going.
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dubious...
17 September 1999 | by (Boston, Mass. USSA) – See all my reviews

I'm a therapist and, while this was attention-getting, it just doesn't wash. Predictability (the drug-user, the most disturbed-seeming character ending up the most poignant, too much to drink) and lots of gratuitous histrionics; characterizations are not built slowly, they are alternately slapped together and then dismantled. Noonan is unfair to his other characters; he's obviously written "Jack" as the only seriously charismatic (although seriously flawed) personage in the screenplay. Why dare to update "Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?" and only do it halfway?


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