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THE WIFE (2018): The Thing I Liked…

The Wife (2019), Glenn Close
The Wife (2018), Glenn Close

Imagine being way past middle age and finding yourself ill at ease with your life choices. This is the situation Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) finds her self in as travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he’s due to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Featuring good performances by all involved, especially Close, I enjoyed this story and the way it handles regret. I particularly liked how expertly Close portrayed the complicated emotional journey of a woman in a specific predicament that is the kind of situation most modern independent women should hopefully no longer find themselves in. 

I’m quite certain that my favourite movie about regret will probably always be Magnolia (1999). Yet, The Wife too is memorable in the way it handles the subject. I felt badly for Joan, not so much because of the life she chose but because she let what seemed like other people’s negative experiences change the direction of her entire life. 

Another way to look at Joan’s story is to conclude that she fell in love, and that truth took priority over all else – including her own morality and the kind of treatment and respect a person really ought to demand in every situation.

More than anything, for me, The Wife is a reminder to think, think and think again before you sacrifice a key part of yourself for another – especially in the name of love. 

It is also just a well acted movie you should see if the themes intrigue you enough. 

Lastly, fun fact! The actress who plays young Joan’s is actually Glenn Close’s real life daughter, Annie Starke.

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THE WIFE (2018): New Trailer From Glenn Close, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Jonathan Pryce…

The Wife (2018), Glenn Close
The Wife (2018), Glenn Close

The Wife is a Björn Runge directed drama about a woman who questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he’s due to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature.

Glenn Close, Christian SlaterMax Irons, Jonathan Pryce and Elizabeth McGovern star…

What an interesting story and such a hefty sacrifice. I can’t wait to see more of the truth that Close brings to her role. My heart broke just looking at her face in this trailer.

Harry Lloyd, Alix Wilton Regan and Carolin Stoltz also star.

The Wife Release Dates: August 3rd, 2018 (US); September 28th, 2018 (UK)…

Read my spoiler free movie review of The Wife.

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THE WILDE WEDDING (2017): New Trailer From Glenn Close, Patrick Stewart, John Malkovich, Minnie Driver…

THE WILDE WEDDING (2017), Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close
THE WILDE WEDDING (2017), Patrick Stewart, Glenn Close

From writer / director Damian Harris, The Wilde Wedding is a new comedy about a retired actress who remarries for the fourth time, to a renowned english writer. Glenn Close, Patrick Stewart, John Malkovich and Minnie Driver star…

First of all, to anyone who didn’t recognise Sir Patrick Stewart with hair, what kind of movie fan are you? Jokes aside, I’ll be watching because the cast is great. There’s also the fact that this trailer looks good and reminds me so much of one of my favourites, It’s Complicated (2009).

Yael Stone, Peter Facinelli, Grace Van Patten and Noah Emmerich also make an appearance.

The Wilde Wedding Release Dates…

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THE GIRL WITH ALL THE GIFTS (2016): The Thing I Liked…

 

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Gemma Aterton, Glenn Close
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Gemma Aterton, Glenn Close

Melanie (Sennia Nanua) is a special young girl. A young girl who’s taken along on a journey of survival with her teacher (Gemma Aterton) and a scientist (Glenn Close).

Directed by Colm McCarthy and set in a dystopian future in what looks like London, England, The Girl With All The Gifts is an adequate zombie movie. It’s not quite the kind you may be expecting in some respects but it’s worth it to hang in there for the ending, my favourite part.

The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua
The Girl With All The Gifts (2016), Sennia Nanua

I don’t recall getting particularly terrified as I watched, probably because gore isn’t necessarily the core focus of McCarthy’s movie. The Girl With All The Gifts is a relatively smart zombie movie. Personally I find the idea of zombies a tad more ridiculous and unreal than the idea of vampires – as odd as that may seem. And yes, I’m pretty sure that I wouldn’t survive a zombie apocalypse.

Watch The Girl With All The Gifts if you’re intrigued enough and to find out about the refreshing difference that is the ending.

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