We had a great time discussing the The Wife. Everyone enjoyed the movie. Some found it was slow to start, but then found it held their interest. Perhaps it could have been shorter?
Comments on the performances of the leading characters were very positive – Glenn Close as Joan Castleman and Jonathan Pryce as her husband, Joe. Pryce’s performance was excellent, portraying the arrogant and pompous Joe well. Glenn Close’s character was well played, although there was comment that Joan did come across as bit weak – why did she not stand up to Joe earlier? Was this because she found creative satisfaction in her writing? Maybe it was Joe’s “put down” that she did not write that was the final straw. The inclusion of their son, David (played by Max Irons, son of Jeremy Irons) was also discussed, deciding he was there to show more of Joe’s character.
The rating for the film varied between 3.5 and 4 out of 5.
Our December class will be the last for the year. We will each talk about our favourite movie for the year. This may or may not be one that we have watched together, as many have seen other movies either at the theatre, on a DVD or on television. We are also bringing some afternoon tea to share.
For 2019 we will be focusing on movies being screened at BPACC, and then meeting on the second Wednesday at a café to discuss the movie. The first movie for the year will be a remake of the movie Storm Boy which will be screened at BPACC from the end of January.