The Wife (1996)
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Critic Reviews for The Wife
A follow-up to Tom Noonan's impressive debut, The Wife is a bizarre, often provocative, serio-comic dissection of marraige as a fragile yet universal institution; an ambitious art film that's not quite emotionally satisfying.
I think this material benefits from being filmed. It craves the closeups. Four people on a stage would be too far away.
Audience Reviews for The Wife
Tom Noonan should get back into making films. Both "What Happened Was..." and "The Wife" are interesting and well-written, but sadly, no one's heard of either of them. I enjoyed "The Wife." Each actor does a great, great job and Noonan's direction is handsome. His script is good, but lacking in just a few areas. Overall, it really doesn't lessen the whole experience. "The Wife" is another satisyfing endeavor from a film maker that should really get back into what he does best. I'd love to see another film by him.
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