Film reviews: The Wife | Redcon-1 | Black 47 | Skate Kitchen
In The Wife, Glenn Close is terrific as a woman counting the cost of being married to a celebrated but boorish author, but her nuanced performance has to battle a soapy plot
The Wife (15) **
Redcon-1 (18) *
Black 47 (15) ***
Skate Kitchen (15) ****
Like the recent Emma Thompson film The Children Act, The Wife is another drearily middle-brow literary adaptation in which a fine performance from its female lead exposes how cinematically flat the surrounding drama is. Starring Glenn Close as the dutiful spouse of a heavy-weight American novelist, the film is built around a fairly obvious and... read more
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