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The Wife (2017)

R | | Drama | 28 September 2018 (UK)
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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.

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Björn Runge

Writers:

Jane Anderson (screenplay by), Meg Wolitzer (based on the novel "The Wife" by)
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Credited cast:
Christian Slater ... Nathaniel Bone
Elizabeth McGovern ... Elaine Mozell
Max Irons ... David Castleman
Glenn Close ... Joan Castleman
Harry Lloyd ... Young Joe Castleman
Jonathan Pryce ... Joe Castleman
Morgane Polanski ... Lorraine
Annie Starke ... Young Joan Castleman
Alix Wilton Regan ... Susannah Castleman
Karin Franz Körlof ... Linnea
Nick Fletcher ... King Gustav
Michael Benz ... White
Carolin Stoltz ... Hotel Nurse
Twinnie Lee Moore ... Monica
Catharina Christie ... Hotel Doctor
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Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman - and you're about to meet her. It is crucial you get to know this woman - many of us already do and don't even realise it. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close): 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 humour. 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. Written by anonymous

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Rated R for language and some sexual content | See all certifications »

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UK | Sweden | USA

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English

Release Date:

28 September 2018 (UK) See more »

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Opening Weekend USA:

$108,284, 19 August 2018, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$4,891,527, 23 September 2018
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In the original Broadway production of "The Real Thing," Glenn Close played Jeremy Irons' lover. (Both won Tonys.) In "The Wife," Close plays the mother of Max Irons, Jeremy Irons' real-life son. See more »


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Performed by Joel Evans Big Band featuring Patrick Tuzzolino
Written by Joe Lervold (as Joel Evans) & Julius Robinson
Published by One Hundred Percent Publishing (BMI) & Project R Music (BMI)
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Step aside Meryl! This one belongs to Glenn
4 September 2018 | by freshySee all my reviews

Glenn Close is perfection. Her performance alone is worth the while and the price of the ticket. The movie is compelling even if a bit predictable but Close never loses a step. Every nuanced gesture, every clenching of the teeth, every glance charged with emotion. You have to see her in this. Oh, and Christian Slater is like Dorian Grey he looks fantastic!


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