Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in 'The Wife'

Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in 'The Wife' (Photo credit: Sony Pictures Classics/Meta Film London Ltd)

Jan Wahl Movie Review: 'The Wife'

Jan Wahl
August 24, 2018 - 11:51 am

SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS Radio) - KCBS Radio Entertainment Editor Jan Wahl reviews the drama 'The Wife' starring one of Jan's favorite actors... Jonathan Pryce. As well as six-time Academy Award-nominee Glenn Close, who says she modeled this character after her own mother, who sacrificed her own ambitions and career, to support her husband.

THE WIFE (R) 100 min
Studio: Sony Pictures Classics
Screenplay by: Jane Anderson
Based On The Novel By: Meg Wolitzer
Director: Björn Runge
Starring: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Elizabeth McGovern, Alix Wilton Regan, Annie Starke, Carolin Stoltz, Harry Lloyd, Karin Franz Körlof, Max Irons, Michael Benz and Twinnie Lee Moore

About The Movie:
After nearly forty years of marriage, JOAN and JOE CASTLEMAN (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man’s Wife. 

Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. Joe’s literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950’s. THE WIFE interweaves the story of the couple’s youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, thirty-plus years later—a lifetime’s shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. (SONY PICTURES CLASSICS)



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