After investing forty years compromising her desires to fan the flames of her charismatic spouse Joe (Pryce) along with his literary job, fed-up spouse Joan (Close) chooses to finish their relationship from the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize winnings.
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Close is just a marvel of twisty understatement here, delivering thoughts that conceal as much as they reveal, and providing onion-like layers that invite repeat viewings in light of a few of the movie’s subsequent revelations.
This will be an unmissable film for Glenn Close fans. Really, you cannot watch it without getting a fan.
Sydney Herald morning
Close should be the most managed actresses on the display. She works incrementally, building this performance bit by bit with tight smiles and wary, knowing looks.
A display for 2 outstanding shows by Glenn Close and Jonathan Pryce.
This is a quality picture which should appeal to arthouse audiences in festivals and elsewhere though not formally daring and fairly conventional in its storytelling. Continue reading