The Wife
The Wife (1996)

Two dysfunctional marriages are dissected during an impromptu dinner party in this drama. Just as New Age therapists Rita and Jack are preparing to eat dinner they are interrupted by Cosmo, their patient, and his flighty wife Arlie. Jack… More

Rated: R
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Genre: Drama, Comedy
Release Date: August 16, 1996
DVD Release Date: April 6, 1999
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Emanuel Levy

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.

Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

I think this material benefits from being filmed. It craves the closeups. Four people on a stage would be too far away.

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Stephen Earnest
Tom Noonan should get back into making films. Both "What Happened Was..." and "The Wife" are interesting and well-written, but sadly, no… More