The Wife

Review: The Wife

10 Aug 18

Powerhouse performances; captivating story

Close at her absolute best! The way she embodies Joan, the seemingly composed, but unmistakably repressed wife literary star, Joe Castleton (Pryce, who also achieves a stellar performance) is captivating from the opening to closing titles. The film is also evocative of the issues and themes highlighted by the Times Up movement. However, the subtle complexities and shades of grey of Joan's self-identification as 'The Wife' make this a far from predictable story.