Like a bomb ticking away toward detonation, Glenn Close commands the center of 'The Wife': still, formidable and impossible to look away from.
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The Wife

Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) is a highly intelligent and still-striking beauty – the perfect devoted wife. Forty years spent sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to fan the flames of her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his skyrocketing literary career, ignoring with grace and humor his infidelities and excuses because of his "art." Their fateful pact is the foundation of a marriage with uneven compromises and Joan has reached her breaking point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel in a spectacular body of work, Joan's coup de grace is to confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and secret of his career. THE WIFE is a poignant, funny and emotional journey; a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation.

Played at

Playhouse 7, 2.23.19 - 2.24.19
NoHo 7, 2.15.19 - 2.28.19
Town Center 5, 1.25.19 - 2.28.19
Claremont 5, 1.25.19 - 2.07.19
Glendale, 1.25.19 - 2.07.19
Monica Film Center, 12.28.18 - 2.07.19
Music Hall, 12.21.18 - 2.07.19
Royal, 12.07.18 - 12.13.18
Rated R Closed Captioning Available Closed Captioning Available
Runtime: 100 min
Language: English
FEATURED REVIEW: Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
In Swedish director Bjorn Runge’s film version of the 2003 Meg Wolitzer novel, the brilliant Glenn Close plays Joan Castleman, the wife of celebrated author Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce), who’s just won the Nobel Prize for literature. For him, the win is better than sex,...