The Wife (R) 100 minutes

THE WIFE MOVIE (R) Oscar Nominee Joe's literary star has blazed since he and Joan first met in the late 1950s. Joe is about to be awarded the Nobel Prize for his acclaimed and prolific body of work. After nearly forty years of marriage, Joan and Joe Castleman (Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce) are complements. Where Joe is casual, Joan is elegant. Where Joe is vain, Joan is self-effacing. And where Joe enjoys his very public role as Great American Novelist, Joan pours her considerable intellect, grace, charm, and diplomacy into the private role of Great Man's Wife. Interweaving the story of the couple's youthful passion and ambition with a portrait of a marriage, the movie thirty-plus years later--a lifetime's shared compromises, secrets, betrayals, and mutual love. Also starring Christian Slater, Max Irons, Harry Lloyd.