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The Wife (2017)

Viewing Jan '19 ///

At times the predictable storyline holds the hand of the audience while it walks them through a selection of simple visual metaphors, that some might consider an insult to the intelligence of the audience. However, such a statement of female empowerment, especially for the older generation in which this film is marketed towards, one can dismiss its oversimplified visual storytelling as necessary to firmly cement its ideologies in its target audience. Able to slingshot your emotions from the lowest lows to the highest highs in the matter of a few moments, the success of the film becomes clear in your emotional attachment to Glenn Close’s portrayal of Joan.

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