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The Wife

The Wife is a movie starring Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, and Max Irons. A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm to see her husband receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Other Titles
A Mulher, L'épouse, La esposa, The Wife - Vivere nell'ombra, 贤妻, A férfi mögött, La buena esposa, 愛.欺, Żona, Ha'isha, A Esposa, Žena, Η σύζυγος, La Esposa, Abikaasa, 天才作家の妻 40年目の真実, Die Frau des Nobelpreisträgers, Nobel Adayının Karısı
Running Time
1 hours 39 minutes
Quality
480p, 720p, 1080p, 2K, 4K
Genres
Drama
Director
Björn Runge
Writer
Meg Wolitzer, Jane Anderson
Actors
Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Glenn Close
Country
USA, Sweden, UK
Year
2017
Audio Languages
Deutsch, English, Français, Italiano, Español, Svenska, Gaeilge, Nederlands
Subtitles
日本語, Čeština, Tiếng Việt, Português, 한국어, Australia, Filipino, हिन्दी

This plot description is chronological, although major parts of the film are told in flashback. In 1956, Joan Archer (Annie Starke) meets Joseph Castleman (Harry Lloyd), a handsome young married professor at a women-only college. Although already an accomplished (if unpublished) writer, Joan is awed by Joseph's force of personality and advice that "a writer must write". Joan meets a published alumni authoress (Elizabeth McGovern), whose cynical views on opportunities for female writers disheartens Joan. Two years later, Joseph has been fired for having an affair with Joan, his marriage is failing, and his first attempt at writing a novel turns out very poor. Joan, a secretary at a publishing house, observes how the all-male editors dismiss women writers. When Joan criticizes Joseph's work, he threatens to end his relationship with her (claiming she cannot love "a hack"). Joan agrees to fix Joseph's novel for him. The work, titled The Walnut, is published and becomes a bestseller. By 1960, Joseph and Joan are living in a large seaside home in Connecticut. Joan is hard at work writing a novel, to be published under Joseph's name, while Joseph supports her by cooking, cleaning, and caring for their first child, David. As Joseph and Joan converse, it is apparent that Joan's novel is a reflection of their life together, which bores Joan..

Comments about drama «The Wife» (11)

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Bruce F.

A film about a marriage which has gone sour, which has gradually fallen apart and which is slowly disintegrating. The story tells us the story of a husband and wife who are separated by death and who live a life of mutual support and dedication to each other. The wedding which takes place in a fairly simple fashion has been a long time in the making and the question that arises is where it will go. The main question is what will the wife do now that she is about to lose her husband? How will she react? How will she cope? The film is a slow one and the reactions and reactions of the characters are very slow. When the wife realises that her husband has died and that she has to wait for the wedding which she has been unable to attend, the whole atmosphere of the film changes. The wedding is held and there is the usual stuff which can be expected from a wedding. The film is filmed with a documentary-style which is always welcome. As the film develops, we learn more and more about the woman who is about to lose her husband and the man who she has to support. There are a couple of scenes which are very moving and tell us a great deal about the character of the characters and the situation they are in. The film is dark but it is also very much in the realm of reality. It is not a comedy but it does have its moments. A good and very moving film.

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Harold Lynch

The movie is one of those in which you can easily get lost in the confusing characters and even confusing plot, if you are not paying attention. I am a fan of quirky movies and I enjoyed this one a lot. The actors did a great job. It is hard to believe that this movie is a year old. It was a little slow and I did not understand a lot of the movie, but I do think that if you have not seen it before, you will enjoy it. I give it a 7/10.

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Tyler Patel

All I can say is that I think that this movie was really good. It was funny, it had some nice twists and turns and it really kept me guessing. However, I think that it is not a movie that I would recommend to anyone who wants to see a good movie. I think that it was not very good and I would not recommend it to anyone, especially for anyone who is interested in vampires. It is the type of movie that is not recommended for people who like to be scared or have a good scare.

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Jeffrey M.

Micheal Stoller (George Clooney) is a successful businessman and a pretty decent guy. He lives in a nice suburban home with his wife Claire (Gena Rowlands) and their two children. One day he discovers a letter in his mailbox that is addressed to his wife. He is devastated, but he does not give up. Soon, he is contacted by the president of a company that has a mysterious formula for a new pill. In return, the company will send a man to Paris to get the formula and it will be distributed in the United States. George is going to be a billionaire. Then, his wife is sent to a mental hospital. There, she becomes suicidal and the pills are stolen. George is devastated and does not want to be a millionaire. The film is an intense drama, but it has some interesting ideas. George Clooney gives a good performance and he is really good. George also does a good job in the part. I like his character. His wife is very good, too. There are many different characters in this film. The movie is very emotional. It is a real film and it is a real story. It is also a really good film. It is a drama, a drama, a drama. It is a real film. The film is very, very good. I like it very much.

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Amy

I am not a fan of the film adaptation of Sigrid Undset's novel. This film seems to be another attempt by the writers and director to bring the book to life. I enjoyed it, but it could have been better. The performances were fine, but I felt that the script was too over the top. It could have been more subtle, and less melodramatic. The characters were not very well developed, and there were some characters that were extremely unsympathetic. In summary, the book was very well written, and the film adaptation was not as good as the book. It was not terrible, but it could have been better.

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Samuel

In the first few minutes, you will be able to see that this is a hard movie to watch. The editing, the camera work, the acting, everything is very good. It is hard to sit through the first hour without yawning. Then, you will start to fall in love with the characters, the story and the atmosphere. The only problem is that the movie is too long, so you may fall asleep halfway through. I think this is one of the best movies of the year. I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see a good movie without the usual Hollywood cliches.

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John

This movie is a drama that is based on the reality of a woman who has to live with a husband who is a petty thief who is a known criminal. He is very good at stealing and she tries to do the best she can. The movie is not the most original thing I have ever seen but it was still good and the acting was good. It was a good movie. I liked the movie. The movie is about a woman who is in a relationship with a man that is a petty thief. She has to live with him and he does not like that at all. She has to live with him because she is pregnant. This movie is not an award winner but it is good.

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Betty Wells

The Woman: A Year in the Life of a Single Mother: This documentary follows the life of Maria, a single mother in Spain, and her struggles and decisions throughout the year. Maria is a single mother who has two children, aged five and six. When her daughter is found murdered, Maria is left with a very difficult situation. The film is very slow and dull, but has some interesting things to say about her. There are no shots of her children, so it is hard to really see what is going on, but there are a couple of long, long shots of Maria talking to her daughter and asking her questions about her life. The film does have a number of interesting bits, but it is more of a documentary than a film, and there are a lot of things that don't make much sense. There are a lot of uninteresting and boring scenes, and it is hard to really get into the film. This is not a great documentary, but it is a good one.

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Jerry O.

This is a truly rewarding film, that shows some very well done acting. I'm a bit surprised at how much I liked it. The story, and the characters, seemed to be more shallow than I'd expected, but that's my first complaint. It's certainly not a film to take your kids to see, but I think it's a much better film than many people seem to think. I don't think it's a perfect film, but it's certainly a great film, if you take it for what it's worth.

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David B.

What a great film! Well, I don't think that is a very good term, but at least it says something about this movie. There are no major differences from the books, but the movie goes much deeper into this. The reason for that is because this is a serious film. It does not have the charm of "The Exorcist", and I found it very hard to find any funny moments in the movie. Still, there are some great scenes. For example, in the "honeymoon" scene, the wife goes to a cabin in the woods. They see a small and very young girl in the cabin. The husband gets angry and hits her. But then she is able to walk away, and he gets upset. He goes to the cabin and gets even more angry. He goes to the cabin again and hits her. The wife walks out of the cabin and they start to walk towards each other. And then the wife is able to get a knife and stab him. And then she puts the knife into the man's chest and he dies. Well, that is an intense scene. And the wife goes into the cabin and stabs the husband and he dies. But there are other scenes that show the true emotions of the wife, when she talks to the husband in the final scene, and the husband's death in the film. It is a very sad movie, and I think this is why it was nominated for several Oscars. I really recommend it.

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Stephanie Hughes

I'm not sure where to start with this film. I think it's great. It's really funny, and sad, and all around. The acting was pretty good, but the story was way too complicated for me to really like. It's definitely worth seeing, though.