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The Wife

The Wife

Secrets lie between the lines.
Feel like a round of catch-me-kiss-me?
Feel like a round of catch-me-kiss-me?
After a career and marriage spanning forty years, a charismatic author and philanderer is about to receive the Nobel Prize for literature. However, his wife has spent the forty years in his shadow, playing her assigned role and overlooking his infidelities. After forty years, she has had enough, and the time for action is now.

100 minutes, No persons under 16 (Language, Sex, Violence, Drug abuse)
Drama, On the art circuit

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Credits
Cast
Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Christian Slater, Max Irons, Elizabeth McGovern, Harry LLoyd, Annie Starke, Alix Wilton Regan
Director
Björn Runge
ScreenplayJane Anderson, from the novel by Meg Wolitzer
MusicJocelyn Pook
CinematographyUlf Brantås
EditingLena Runge
Sound formatsUnknown
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2017
Produced byTempo Productions Limited, Meta Film, Silver Reel, Spark Film & TV, Film i Väst

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreDrama
LanguageFrequent, strong impact use of crude language.
NudityNone
SexNone (sic)
ViolenceFrequent, strong impact, domestic violence is realistic, psychological, verbal and emotional violence through use of insults and profanities directed at family members and people in a domestic relationship.
PrejudiceLow to mild impact, gender based stereotyping is experienced when Joan gives up her dreams to support her husband's writing career.
BlasphemyLow to mild impact blasphemy.
Drug abuseNone (sic)
CommentsComplex and mature, strong impact, realistic themes happiness, recognition, winning the Nobel Peace Prize for Literature, family, support, love, complex relationships, obsession, discouragement, betrayal, fraud and deception, writers craft, marital infidelity, tense and difficult family relationships, a wife's resentment due to her subjugation as only an appendage to her husband, a stifled career, deception and fraud, family secrets, resentment, the long suffering wife, a woman asserting her rights and rejecting the lies, the art of writing, biographies, writing, breaking up, extramarital affairs, death, loss, truth being revealed, passion, commitment, career success, domestic abuse, family dysfunction, stained father/son relations, indiscretions, fronting, ghost-writing, and giving up your dreams for wifely duties. The themes are unsuitable for viewers under the age of 16, who will find them confusing and distressing and The themes especially scenes of realistic family feud, bitterness and disrespectful exchanges between family members, may cause moral, psychological and emotional harm on young viewers under age 16 who may not have the cognitive capacity and emotional maturity to deal with these stressful situations.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.


CommonSenseMedia Report (USA)
Suggested age limitPositive messagesPositive role models
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ViolenceSexLanguage
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ConsumerismDrinking, drugs, smoking
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
What the Critics say
24.comIlan Preskovsky quote icon 10
Metacritic.com21 critics15
RottenTomatoes.com49 critics15
RottenTomatoes.comTomatometer quote icon 19
CommonSenseMedia (USA)Michael Ordona quote icon 10
What the People say
Metacritic.com4 users16
RottenTomatoes.com368 users14
IMDB458 Netizens15
The Movie DBCommunity20
Average .. 74%15


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