Becky Young (Anti Diet Riot Club) and Honey Ross (The Body Protest) join Flixwatcher to review Becky’s choice The Wife.

The Wife is a 2017 drama starring Glen Close and Jonathan Pryce, directed by Björn Runge and based on the novel of the same name by Meg Wolitzer.

Pryce plays Jonathan Castleman, a celebrated author, so celebrated he receives the Nobel Prize and travels to Stockholm with his loyal wife Joanie (Close) to receive the honour. Through flashbacks we learn of their early years – he is the tutor and she is the student – their affair and subsequent relationship. It quickly transpires that it all may not be as it seems and Joanie’s stoic veneer begins to falter.

The Wife is Close’s film – she won the Golden Globe Award, Screen Actors Guild Award and Critics’ Choice Movie Award for Best Actress for her performance, and was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress and the BAFTA Award for Best Actress but lost out (was robbed!!) to Olivia Coleman. She is incredible and The Wife is worth watching for her alone.

Scores

Unsurprisingly The Wife scores very highly across all Flixwatcher categories and scores a very respectable 4.19 overall.

What do you guys think? Have you seen The Wife? What did you think? Please let us know in the comments below!

 

Episode #145 Crew Links

 

Thanks to the Episode #145 Crew of  Becky Young (@AntiDietRiot ) from Anti Diet Riot  Club   and   Honey Ross (@PinkProtest) from The Body Protest

Find their websites online at http://antidietriotclub.co.uk/and https://audioboom.com/channels/4993418

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More about The Wife

 

For more info on The Wife, you can visit there page here The Wife IMDb or The Wife Rotten Tomatoes page here.

 

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Films New on Netflix

As well as this weeks episode we think you should know some of the best new films on Netflix UK this week. Subscribe to our newsletter to get the latest news.

Shutter Island

A U.S. marshal’s troubling visions compromise his investigation into the disappearance of a patient from a hospital for the criminally insane.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 1st March 2020

Daddy’s Home 2

The blissful co-parenting groove of dads Brad and Dusty is disrupted by a holiday visit from their fathers — one a macho man, the other a softie.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 19th October 2019

 

Victorious

When a widow gets swindled out of insurance money, her search for answers leads to two cunning lawyers in Panama who hide cash for the superrich.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 18th October 2019

The Game Changers

Special Forces trainer James Wilks asks elite athletes to compare the merits of meat, protein and plants for building strength. Spoiler: plants win.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 16th October 2019

Eli

With his desperate parents in tow, an 11-year-old boy with a debilitating illness checks into an isolated clinic to undergo experimental therapy.

 

Added to UK Netflix: 18th October 2019

Films Leaving Netflix

Unfortunately, not all of the films stay on Netflix for ever, booooo! Often you don’t get to find out until its too late. The films listed below are leaving Netflix UK super soon so please don’t miss out!

Rio 2

Blu, Jewel and their three youngsters visit the Amazon, where they find adventure, friends old and new, and even a little danger.

Leaving: 28th October 2019

 

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