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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» (25)

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Karen Larson

Lately I have seen a lot of family oriented movies that has kept me in a lot of distress. The problem is that they have kept me from loving the characters. I just didn't feel a connection with any of them. Then I watched "The Wife" and it turned the situation around. It gave me a new sense of understanding of the characters and of life itself. I could connect with these characters. They were strong and smart and adventurous. They were doing what they loved. I also noticed the added depth to the characters that I had missed in many movies. They were unique and special. I was a little surprised at the ending, which is my favorite part of the movie. I didn't expect that. I was just so happy that they did something special. I will be recommending this movie to anyone I know who has been through similar situations. "The Wife" is one of the best movies I have seen in the past few years. It will help you to connect with people in your life. You will feel for the characters and the story. I will recommend this movie to anyone I know.

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Jeffrey P.

We are on the edge of our seats throughout the movie, it's about to end and the end is inevitable. We are riveted to the screen. The character of "Samantha" is the one person who has more patience and patience with the characters than the other characters. The actor playing her has excellent acting skills and provides a mesmerizing performance. The movie was so well written that it really made you feel what they were feeling. For those who haven't seen the movie, you have been missing out on an experience that will stay with you long after you leave the theater.

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Kevin W.

D.W. Evans has done a pretty good job in his first starring role as Lenny. This film was made in 1982 and it was released a year later. The film tells the story of the "wrongful termination" of a female worker, just prior to the birth of her first child. The story follows her throughout the courts, and the friends she had made over the years. I can say this film has some depth and is very watchable. A really good story for a good year. I recommend this film for viewers of all ages.

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Bobby C.

If you like English cinema and you enjoy great films, watch this film. It's a very important film to be watch because it's the first film to be made from the perspective of two men who have lost their marriage. The film is about the process of a young and inexperienced man, who is naive and young. The film is about the destruction of the man and the man who is lost. The film has its moments of both comedy and tragedy. The film is not for everyone. The acting is superb and the camera work is exceptional. I recommend this film to anyone who loves great films, drama, or just great movies.

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A simple, powerful story of two women in America. Having lived in a rural Texas community in the early 90's, I feel that the story of those women could be very easily related to the women of rural America. I am also glad to see that these women are strong, independent and "own their lives". I believe that this movie shows a good picture of the problems rural women in Texas have to deal with. I also believe that this is a film that women can relate to and that it should be given more attention by those that have a connection with rural women. I recommend this movie to all.

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Danielle Sims

The film is set in a small village where a small wooden table is the sole restaurant in the town. The wife of the local tailor cooks and does her sewing. The local council is dominated by an old man and his family. The woman, formerly a fisherman, is pregnant with a baby. The father wants her to be educated so that he can pay off his debts. She, however, does not know how to sew. She knows how to do the basic, but can not perform the more complicated styles of the trade. She is seduced by the man, but they eventually fall in love. Her sister, who knows of her husband's infidelity, is against her marrying a man who has been unfaithful. The family of the tailor, who owns the restaurant, wants her to leave, but she is desperate to stay. The film is a drama about family values and societal pressure. The situation is complex, but is conveyed in a clear and concise way. It is a character driven film. The lead actress, Jennifer Beals, does a fine job of acting. I am impressed with her acting and it is worth watching.

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Paul H.

In contrast to most recent movies on the subject of eugenics, this film actually makes a case for eugenics in the old-fashioned sense. It doesn't advocate any eugenics. It merely points out how old-fashioned it is. The old-fashioned view is that "good" and "bad" are determined by individual DNA, so there is no need for government or scientific intervention to guide social choices. This view is, of course, as outdated as it gets. Eugenics in its modern, modern form was first theorized by Karl Marx, a socialist who sought to "abolish the proletariat," i.e. the proletariat of the capitalist class. He proposed a state-sponsored program of "selective breeding" to replace the poor with the rich. He argued that genetic defectives, even healthy ones, would be eliminated from the population. So that, he argued, no one would be eugenically or biologically inferior. However, the view of eugenics that is presented here is that the welfare state is the key to eugenics. And as such, we have the main character in this movie, a former eugenics expert, an atheist who now teaches at a Catholic university, to be the advocate of the state, which is the institution of the state. The main character's former boss, an old-fashioned racist, calls him a racist. The main character's boss was the eugenics expert for the government and the university. The main character is, of course, very well-educated, but he's not an eugenics expert. He doesn't know much about eugenics. He doesn't want to know. He's simply an ordinary man who feels the need to defend his beliefs. His wife is religious, but not an atheist. She doesn't want to take a stand either way, and is quite willing to listen to arguments from other people who don't agree with her. In fact, she's one of the few people who does so. The movie isn't as scathing as it would like to be. It doesn't attack the religious position on eugenics. Instead, it takes a stand for the freedom of speech, freedom of religion, and freedom of conscience. The movie ends on a positive note, because the main character is so much better educated than his former boss, and because his wife's insistence that the state is the only good institution is finally upheld. At least he has the benefit of his wife's faith, and his freedom of speech. However, the movie does show the darker side of eugenics. It shows how eugenics is used to justify the killing of people, such as by sending people to ghettos or incinerating them in gas chambers. And it shows how eugenics is used to justify the killing of non-whites, e.g. the "mulatto" was killed for being of a different race, even though he was not born out of a "mulatto" family. This is not an advocacy of eugenics per se, but rather of the freedom of speech. The main character, in fact, finds his wife's freedom of speech in the movie itself. In fact, he finds the freedom of speech in the very freedom of speech the movie advocates. As he says in the movie: "If you don't like it, get out."

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Carolyn R.

Kudos to "Wife" for its well-crafted social commentary about racism in America and the cruelty of prejudice. It's a fascinating film. Director John Cassavetes creates a sensitive, humanistic portrait of a woman's struggle to remain married and in love while simultaneously fighting to preserve her dignity. Not only is the film a moving portrait of a woman's struggle, but it is also a brilliant and insightful meditation on racism. The film's scenes of the natural beauty of the country and the landscape are unforgettable and gorgeous. The film does a great job of depicting the profound impact of racism on an individual, and how the individual's struggle to maintain a sense of honor and honor is also influenced by their relationship with their racist society. The story is told through the interviewees' memories of the time they were married. The interviewer asks questions that are usually met with a stunned look from the woman, then a deep, and often difficult, silence from the husband. The questions are intended to show the difference between how the woman views her marriage compared to how she views the society. One man says that he is angry because his wife is more "respectable" than he is, and another man responds by saying that he is not proud of his wife for having to be a good wife, but that he has to work hard to show her that. All of the interviews are strong, but the most powerful is probably the scene where the husband watches the news and learns that his wife has been arrested. The scene is powerful, and it is the only time in the film that the interviewer actually asks the man what he would do in his position. This scene was important because it showed the effect racism has on an individual, and how a single woman can find herself being dragged through the mud. This scene also shows the ability of the interviewer to create a sense of empathy for the man's struggle, which is what the film was clearly all about. The film does a great job of showing the individual's struggle to maintain honor and dignity. The men, the black and white, are all human beings who are all in their own way human. The film is extremely well-made and informative. It also demonstrates that, even if a man and a woman are in a marriage, they are still human beings. The film shows that there is no color, and no culture, and that everyone is a human being.

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Frank Romero

To those who have criticized this movie, I beg to differ. It was a brave move for the film to include all three actresses, for the audience to watch their performances unfold, and to also see them interact and speak, in a way that was unique. When we watch a movie, we are often surprised and thrilled to see something we have not seen before, and this movie has been well received by both critics and the public. I can't believe how long the movie was. I had to put it on repeat several times to keep from getting bored, and there was no reason to cut it. I loved it. But, I also liked the twist at the end. I felt that this movie did justice to what it was about, and did not take away from the story line.

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Michael Hicks

This is one of the most powerful and touching films I have seen in a long time. Some of the scenes are hauntingly beautiful, and have such a deep impact. It is like the effects of the drug take hold and begin to change the people who see it. The portrayal of the drug as being bad, and bad for the people who use it, is a good perspective on the drug. Some of the other comments here are obviously bias, but that is a good thing. I am personally on the fence about this film, and I am glad to see that others are on the same page. It is a very good film.

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Gary D.

Based on a true story, this is a strong movie, with a strong ending, for both the characters and viewers. The main character's journey is interesting, and he seems to grow from being a lover to a husband. And his wife, in a manner of speaking, is also a lover, but she has an opposite view. She is probably too well educated to understand what is going on in the main character's life. The acting is very good, and there is a good chemistry between the main character and his wife. This movie is not for everybody, but I would recommend it.

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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.