Success, Love and Rage Create Authentic Drama

Movies: ‘The Wife’
Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce in The Wife.

The Castlemans — Joan (Glenn Close) and Joe (Jonathan Pryce), a world-famous novelist — are awakened at 5 a.m. by the phone call they have been hoping for, and expecting actually, from Sweden. Soon they are jumping up and down on the bed like children, chanting in sing-song, “I won the Nobel.” But should that have been “we?”

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