Glamovie.com – The Wife movie review, cast. The Wife tells of a wife who questions her life choices. The film was directed by Björn Runge, a Swedish director who was nominated to receive the Nordic Council Film Prize in 2006 for the film Mun Mot.
The Wife stars Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce and Christian Slater.
Glenn Close plays the role of Joan Castleman, the wife. While the husband, Joe Castleman, played by Jonathan Pryce.
Glenn Close has played in many films and television series. One of the most popular characters is Cruela de Vil in the 101st film Dalmatians (1996). He also played in Guardian of the Galaxy (2014) and The Girl With All The Gifts (2016). While Pryce played in many big-budget movies such as Evita (1996), Pirates of the Caribbean where she played Governor Swan, GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra (2009) and GI Joe: Retaliation (2013).
Their collaboration seems quite promising to watch. Moreover, this film script was written by Jane Anderson who won an Emmy Award for the Olive Kitteridge mini-series (2014) which she wrote. The film script is based on the novel The Wife by Meg Wolitzer.
The Wife tells a wife who questions her life choices when traveling to Stockholm with her husband, where her husband is scheduled to receive a Nobel prize in Literature.
The story of this film is quite provocative as is the novel.
One of the famous quotes in the novel is,
“The moment I decided to leave, the moment I thought, enough, we were 35 thousand feet above the ocean, racing forward but giving illusion and calm. Like our marriage. ”
The film also brought viewers back 50 years to the 1950s, the beginning of Joan and Joe’s relationship.
Their famous marriages and surprising film ending.
. Genre: Drama
. Director: Björn Runge
. Producer: Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Louise Foldager, Piers Tempest, Piodor Gustafsson, Claudia Bluemhube
. Writer: Jane Anderson, based on the novel The Wife, by Meg Wolitzer
. Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern
. Production: Anonymous Content, Meta Film, Tempo Productions, Silver Reel, Spark Film and Television
. Distributor: Sony Pictures Classics
. Release date: August 17, 2018 (United States)
. Duration: 100 minutes
On the reviewers’ site Rotten Tomatoes, The Wife received a 100% approval rating based on 9 reviews with an average rating rating of 8.1 / 10.
At Metacritic, the film received an average score of 78/100 based on 6 reviews. (Update April 25 2018). (Glamovie – The Wife Movie Review, Cast).