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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 to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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Björn Runge (as Björn L Runge)

Writers:

Jane Anderson (screenplay by), Meg Wolitzer (based on the novel "The Wife" by)
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 18 wins & 23 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Glenn Close ... Joan Castleman
Jonathan Pryce ... Joe Castleman
Max Irons ... David Castleman
Christian Slater ... Nathanial Bone
Harry Lloyd ... Young Joe
Annie Starke ... Young Joan
Elizabeth McGovern ... Elaine Mozell
Johan Widerberg ... Walter Bark
Karin Franz Körlof ... Linnea
Richard Cordery ... Hal Bowman
Jan Mybrand ... Arvid Engdahl
Anna Azcárate ... Mrs. Lindelöf (as Anna Azcarate)
Peter Forbes Peter Forbes ... James Finch
Fredric Gildea Fredric Gildea ... Mr. Lagerfelt (as Fredrik Gildea)
Jane Garda ... Constance Finch
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Storyline

Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman - and you're about to meet her. 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. Written by anonymous

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Behind any great man, there's always a greater woman See more »

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

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Trivia

Premiered at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival, after which it was acquired by Sony Pictures Classics for distribution. See more »

Goofs

The Lucia celebration is on the morning of the 13th of December, the Nobel prize ceremony is held on the 10th of December so the time-line is wrong. See more »

Quotes

Elaine Mozell: Don't ever think that you can get their attention.
Young Joan: Whose?
Elaine Mozell: The men. Who write the reviews. Who run the publishing houses. Who edit the magazines. The ones who decide who gets to be taken seriously, who gets to be put up on a pedestal for the rest of their lives.
Young Joan: A writer has to write.
Elaine Mozell: A writer has to be read, honey.
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Some Day
Composed by Louis Armstrong
Published by Chester Music Limited trading as Campbell Connelly & Co
Performed by Louis Armstrong and the All-Stars
Used by kind permission from Music Sales Corp.
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User Reviews

 
Glenn was robbed of best actress.
3 March 2019 | by lewismusgrove88See all my reviews

Really nice movie with great performances. I don't understand why or how Glenn didn't win this time smh.


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Language:

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Release Date:

28 September 2018 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$108,284, 19 August 2018

Gross USA:

$9,601,092

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$19,978,189
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