Verdict: Glenn Close elevates this drama with her skilled performance. 

Adapted from the 2003 novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is directed by Björn Runge. The film has been nominated for the Best Actress at the Oscars and it’s one of the many Oscar releases coming to theaters in India. This film isn’t just a drama but a detailed character study that probes deeper into the life of a couple where the husband receives all the attention and the wife is often overlooked despite her contributions, which are not the garden variety contributions you may imagine.

What’s The Wife About: 

When Joseph Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) receives a call from the Nobel committee, he insists that his wife, Joan (Glenn Close), hear the news with him. He is being awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his significant contributions to the field and it seems like his life couldn’t be happier, but this makes his wife question her choices in life. They fly to Sweden with their son (Max Irons), who is also an aspiring writer. But Joe’s success has also made Nathanial Bone (Christian Bone) even more intent on becoming his biographer and dig deeper to find juicy secrets about the Castlemans – secrets that might break apart their family.