The Wife (2017)
First screened in August 2018
Director: Björn Runge. Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd, Karin Franz Körlof, Alix Wilton Regan, Elizabeth McGovern, Morgane Polanski. Screenplay: Jane Anderson (based on the novel by Meg Wolitzer).

Twitter Capsule: Savvy adaptation of a slippery novel, even if several of its devices play as such. Close excels in an unusual register.

VOR:   More attention to form and craft than a movie like this tends to elicit. Maybe not new in its key arcs, but fills a niche that's been largely abandoned.



Photo © 2018 Sony Pictures Classics

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B–


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