The Wife

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77% Audience Score77%
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Brutally honest and terrifyingly existential. Something everyone fears when they are young, and it shows the reality of actually being there in old age. Puts a pit in your stomach just imagining it. Glenn Close was heartbreaking.
  • 5 of 5 stars
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    I was reminded of "The Lion in Winter" and "Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf". This is a realy good drama for grown-ups
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Glenn Close is amazing and that is all
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Glenn Close carries this movie on her back like the champ she is and she is so amazing in the role that she makes you think and reflect about topics that normally would seem very black and white.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    Glenn Close è sinonimo di garanzia. Il suo personaggio è inciso, forte e da solo merita la visione del film. La storia è ben costruita e si segue con piacere sino alla fine. Buona la colonna sonora ma ancor di più le scene d'interni, comprese quelle nell'automobile.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    An acting masterclass by Glenn Close as always, good stuff if a little uncomfortable to watch.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    One of the simplest methods for making a film watchable is to set up a mystery and make the audience want to know what it is. What can make a mystery even more tantalizing is if you're given enough clues to get the general idea of what the mystery will reveal, but not the specific details. In The Wife, you get one such mystery. First you realise that something isn't right, then you realise the kind of area that not rightness is living in, and finally you learn the truth. It's really nicely done. Of course, accompanying this slowly revealed mystery is some standout performances by Glenn Close (isn't it weird that her name is Glenn, and you just accept it?) and Jonathan Pryce. They carry a lot of the film, just the two of them, even when surrounded by other people, you can only focus on their relationship and the cracks that have been forming for years. It's masterful stuff. The son isn't great, delivering a performance that is rendered noticeably bad by comparison. But overall this is a film that, whilst slow and quiet and having an ending that I didn't love, creates a really nice, interesting married couple and allows their relationship, and the mysteries it contains, to take center stage, to great effect.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Well done. Well-acted, well-written.
  • 3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5/5 stars This is a movie of two halves. The first hour plus is really low key and almost boring. The movie doesn't seem to be really going anywhere and is only mildly interesting. And then it really explodes into an interesting movie with lots of twists, changing how you look at the first half. It is very clear why Glenn Close was nominated for Best Actress here. She has an understated power and dignity throughout most of the movie and then just has amazing emotion in the end. The scene of her at the acceptance speech is so powerful with how much she is able to express on her face without saying a word. Overall an interesting movie that takes a while to get going but is worth it.
  • 4 of 5 stars
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    Um belo romance a mulher que se esconde por trás do marido narcisista...