Rent The Wife (2017)

3.4 of 5 from 511 ratings
1h 36min
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Synopsis:
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour. The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point. On the eve of Joe's Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets.
'The Wife' is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation...
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Directors:
Producers:
Claudia Bluemhuber, Piodor Gustafsson, Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Louise Foldager Sørensen, Piers Tempest
Writers:
Jane Anderson, Meg Wolitzer
Studio:
Lionsgate Films
Genres:
Drama
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/01/2019
Run Time:
96 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • "The Wife" - A Look Behind the Scenes (28 Mins Approx.)
  • Theatrical Trailer
BBFC:
Release Date:
28/01/2019
Run Time:
100 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description
Subtitles:
English Hard of Hearing
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • "The Wife" - A Look Behind the Scenes (28 Mins approx.)
  • Theatrical Trailer

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Reviews (14) of The Wife

A for acting. - The Wife review by NC

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14/02/2019

Has to be a 4 as, although a bit stage play than film, has actual acting going on. Forget what is like. No wonder Glenn Close up for some awards etc.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Mediocre and Unmemorable - The Wife review by JR

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18/02/2019

I have not read the novel from which the script was adapted, so it may be the fault of the original work, but this is leaden and predictable. Even the likes of Jonathan Pryce and Glenn Close fail to give it the spark of life, and the best performance is that of Christian Slater. If Glenn Close wins the Oscar, it will be in spite of this film, rather than because of it.

2 out of 2 members found this review helpful.

Predictable and Rather Boring - The Wife review by EJ

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04/03/2019

I was really looking forward to this dvd coming, as it has a strong cast and a theme I thought would be right up my street, but alas, another boring movie that just doesn't hit the mark. The storyline is so predictable it just fills you with disappointment and although the acting was good (particularly Jonathan Pryce; I didn't actually think much of Glenn Close's acting and was surprised she was up for an Oscar nomination) it couldn't hold my attention. Again, disappointing.

1 out of 1 members found this review helpful.

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