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

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 1950s. 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.

Comments about drama «The Wife» (14)

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Jesse N.

What a movie! A great story, beautiful pictures, and the music was great. The movie started with a beautiful story about a young girl who just moved to the neighborhood to be with her brother, and a little later the story became about a couple of lovers, and then a little later, the story was about a young man who had lost his wife. The story started in the beginning with a story about a young girl and the rest of the movie, is about a couple of lovers, who are very different from one another. The story of this movie is very beautiful, and I recommend to anyone who is interested in movies.

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When I first heard about the film I thought that it was a drama about the part of a gay couple in a small town, but then I read the synopsis and realized that it was actually a political thriller about the rise and fall of the presidency of a man who was out of his mind. The film is not about the couple's sexual orientation. It is about their relationship and what happened when they were married. Both actors are brilliant. They were nominated for an Oscar for their performances, but I think that I would have preferred it if the film had not been nominated. The cinematography was very good, especially the section where the camera focuses on the ocean. It captures the look and feel of the ocean perfectly. I really enjoyed the film and will definitely watch it again.

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Like most British films from the 1950s this is a classically romantic film, a satire on women's life being dominated by men and yet the same women having to deal with the dilemma of marriage and their feelings towards each other. This film is an example of a great film from the late 60s/early 70s and in this sense is very similar to A River Runs Through It (1963) where this film is based upon a play. As with A River Runs Through It this is an impressive film from a great director. This is also the film where the influence of Alfred Hitchcock begins to be noticed in the film as the film is also set in London. All of the actors and actresses here are brilliant and the film is in the way how a great director can make a great film. This is a very beautiful film that tells the story of two very different women's lives and their experiences of a marriage and of course the problems with that marriage and all the problems with the relationship between the husband and wife. The film was made around 1957 and directed by the great Alfred Hitchcock, which is a great director and he is also known for films such as Rear Window (1955), The Birds (1963), The Last Man On Earth (1965), Psycho (1960) and Psycho II (1960). This film is set in 1960 in London, England and in this sense it is a very British film and the background music is taken from Oingo Boingo. The music in this film is also very great and the film is also very emotional and I do not think that many people would like this film but it is worth seeing if you have not seen it. The film has an excellent cast and is based upon the play by Jack Clare, The Wife.

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Jonathan Palmer

What could be a trite and cliche movie has been expertly filmed and delivered in a way that is more of a "mood piece" then a movie. The cinematography and story are well thought out, very creative, and the acting is fantastic. The couple is not stereotypical, and the end is not predictable. I would recommend it to anyone who loves independent film. It is not a huge movie by any means, but its an experience. I give it an A-

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The ultimate love story of a lesbian couple, of course, without a doubt. The movie is very "real" and realistic, but this is not a weak movie at all. It is a movie that could very well be a movie of a whole generation. For me, it was worth the money I spent to see it. The acting was very good. The chemistry between the actors was also very good, especially between Claudia and Tonya. They really "fell in love" for real, and I could see it in their eyes. But I must say, Tonya is definitely one of the best actors I have ever seen. I think she was born for this movie. She had everything in her hands in this movie: a good script, a good director, a good director, a good actor, and a great cinematography. I can only say that it is a must-see for everybody, gay or straight.

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Samantha T.

I would recommend this film for a viewing if you are interested in a glimpse of human nature, but don't necessarily need to see something long. I would say that it is a film that you would like to watch for its entertainment value, but the thought that the content might contribute to your intellectual or social life is an intriguing thought. I would recommend this film to anyone who is at least slightly interested in what happens when one person enters the world of a culture where a person's capacity for self-creation and personal growth is severely limited. This is a world where someone can only ever be responsible for their actions as they see fit. A world where the men in the family can only be good fathers and bad husbands. A world where the family does not stand for anything beyond survival and survival alone. I believe that the film is very insightful about the reasons that can drive a person to commit acts of violence, but I believe that the reason that the film focuses on is the reasons that the wife gives for her actions and that is why I would recommend the film.

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Melissa Obrien

I saw this film the other day. I had not read the book and had only seen clips of the movie. So the director, Kevin Smith, must have been a big fan of the book to work this out. The movie is a touching love story that tells the story of an aging father and his son, who have separated. I feel this movie tells the story of a person's ability to love. Not a love story, but a story of a father and son, who do not see eye to eye. That is the movie. I can see where some people would be put off by the name, "The Wife." So, you have to love this film. I liked it. I am not one to use the word "love" lightly, but I loved this film.

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Being a big fan of China's civil war cinema, I really enjoyed this film. The drama in it is so strong that it really gives a great insight into life under the regime. The woman on the wrong side of the law, the beautiful and lovely ladies who are victims of this war. It's so much more than just a war film. The acting is fantastic. The script is good. The cinematography is excellent. The direction is just perfect. The actors are all doing their best and it shows. Overall this is an extremely underrated film. Highly recommended.

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Janice Wong

I think it is a very good film, not necessarily for people who know about evolution or people who are gay. I don't know how to describe it. Just watch it and you will understand.

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Sandra W.

I absolutely loved this movie. It's my favorite movie of all time. I think it's one of the few movies that gives you the courage to go on a journey of self-discovery. It will get you thinking and not think. It's not a movie to be watched once and forgot. It will remind you of your life and give you the courage to move on. The themes of the movie are universal and can be applied to anyone. One of the things that I love most about this movie is the characters. They are both amazing and perfect. I believe that they are perfect for each other and if they were not, they would not be as strong as they are. I also love the messages in the movie. It is about relationships, living, finding love, and being true to yourself. If you are willing to give yourself to your true desires, you will find yourself living a life you will treasure. I would give this movie a 10 out of 10 and I think it deserves to be on the top 250 list.

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Brian A.

I saw this movie when it first came out in theaters and had no idea what to expect. I think the way it is presented is something I would have to have the same reaction on myself. For me, the film really deals with the human need to love and to be loved. The film shows us how one man's love and admiration for another man can turn him into a complete psychopath. For the most part, I did enjoy this movie. The acting was excellent and the director did a good job in depicting this human condition. The story is a little unusual but I think that it is well written. The fact that the two main characters are brothers is interesting and makes the film interesting. I would recommend this movie to anyone who likes horror and love story.

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Sophia's (Kathy Bates) reaction to the loss of her husband. It is sad and inhumane to the point that we cannot help but to sympathize with the character. Bates is brilliant as a deeply flawed and broken character who struggles with grief and being her. The struggle to find meaning in her life is equally compelling as the struggle to maintain a family. Each of the three main characters in this film are flawed and self-destructive. In many ways they are no different than the ones in real life. In the end we understand that they have all succumbed to the destructive actions they have been forced to commit. This film is also an important reminder of how the world has gone. It is as if we are at war with the past. We are always fighting to keep the present from the past. That is the purpose of the film and it is an important reminder. This is a very good film and I highly recommend it.

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What do you get when you cross "Made in Italy" with "Adventures in Babysitting" and "Sex and the City"? This film has it all. A brilliant script, brilliant direction, and an exceptional cast. The film is so moving that you feel as if you are living it. The beautiful plot is well handled, and the characters are perfect. The film is based on a play and it is fantastic how the script is combined with the film. The actors all play their roles very well, and even the little kid playing the father has a great performance. The film is worth watching, and is one of the best of the year.

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Tyler R.

I was thinking about the old cliché, 'one for all, all for one'. That is how I feel about this movie. It is not a completely uplifting movie. However, it is very effective in making me question what it is to love someone, or to hate someone. I am not going to tell you what happens in the end, but the message is clear. A great film, and one that I would like to see again.