Close getting huge Oscar buzz over her role as the wife of a Nobel winning author. As they travel to pick up his prize the story of their lives and his successes slowly unfurl in many directions. Interesting film with strong performances by Close and Pryce. B
-Mr. Movie Reviews
Movie / R 2017 ‧ Drama ‧ 1h 40m
Joan and Joe remain complement after nearly 40 years of marriage. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as the great American novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm and diplomacy into the private role of a great man’s wife. As Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work, Joan starts to think about the shared compromises, secrets and betrayals.
Director: Björn Runge
Based on: The Wife; by Meg Wolitzer
Producers: Rosalie Swedlin, Meta Louise Foldager, Piers Tempest, Claudia Bluemhuber, Peter Gustafsson