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251 Ratings

The Wife

Directed by Björn Runge
United Kingdom, Sweden, 2017


A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

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The Wife Directed by Björn Runge
Christian Slater was the best thing in the movie. I wanted him to pick up one of Pryce’s novels the way he picks up Moby-Dick in Heathers, underline the word “Eskimo,” then murder Pryce and make it look like a suicide.
February 22, 2019
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This faux-literary film is simply intended to undermine the canon and the culture simultaneously. When Close’s Joan tells an over-inquisitive biographer, “Please don’t paint me as a victim, I am much more interesting than that,” her smirk covers the fact that she’s merely reenacting the Fatal Attraction line “I won’t be ignored!”
January 16, 2019
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Importantly, both [The Wife and Eyes Wide Shut] are Christmas confections. The performances are skillful, earnest, even – but the films themselves are black comedies. A little trashy, and a lot of fun.
December 28, 2018
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