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This week (in fact today! 28 January), the DVD of The Wife is released in the UK amid quite a bit of Awards buzz, particularly for Glenn Close, who stars alongside Jonathan Pryce. I don’t see many films at the pictures these days but I did see this one – it is about books, after all – and so I am delighted to be able to offer two copies of the DVD as free giveaways, with many thanks to Organic PR.
One will be given away here – just leave a comment in the feedback box below, being sure to leave your email address, to be entered into the hat. The other will be given away on Twitter so look out for my tweet from @Wetdarkandwild. It’s a Region 2 DVD and so the competition is limited to the UK and the Continent.
Here’s a little of what the film is about.
Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambitions to support her charismatic husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his stellar literary career. Ignoring infidelities and excuses made in the cause of his art, she has put up with his behaviour with undiminished grace and humour.
The foundations of their marriage have, however, been built upon a set of uneven compromises and Joan has reached a turning point. On the eve of Joe’s Nobel Prize for Literature, the crown jewel rewarding a spectacular body of work, Joan will confront the biggest sacrifice of her life and some long-buried secrets.
Based on the bestselling book by Meg Wolitzer, The Wife is a poignant, funny and emotional journey, a celebration of womanhood, self-discovery and liberation, featuring a stunning cast that also includes Max Irons, Annie Starke, Harry Lloyd, Elizabeth McGovern and Christian Slater.
I’ve not read the novel by Meg Wolitzer yet but I’m looking forward to very soon!