Writer’s flawed marriage exposed in ‘The Wife’

Made by adults for adults, “The Wife” is an intimate drama that offers an inside look at a marriage and the dark bargains couples sometimes have to make with each other.

Expertly pared by screenwriter Jane Anderson from Meg Wolitzer’s celebrated novel — and sensitively directed by Swedish filmmaker Björn Runge — “The Wife” features Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce, fine actors who can convey a lot without doing too much.

This strong acting, especially by Close, helps the film overcome an uncertain premise and create characters that hold our attention absolutely.

“The Wife” is a revealing look into the 40-year relationship of Joan and Joe Castleman, played by Close and Pryce. When Joe wins the Nobel Prize…

Original published: 2018-09-14 03:05:00 Read the full Hawaii News here


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