Director: Björn Runge
Writer: Jane Anderson
Based on: Meg Wolitzer’s novel
Cast: Glenn Close, Jonathan Pryce, Max Irons, Christian Slater, Harry Lloyd, Annie Starke, Elizabeth McGovern, Johan Widerberg
Seen on: 16.2.2019
Content Note: (critical treatment of) sexism
Joan (Glenn Close) and Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce) have been married for many years and Joe has finally reached the pinnacle of his career: he is about to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. They are on their way to Stockholm to receive the prize when Joan starts reflecting on their relationship that started at college in the 50s, wondering how they ended up where they are now.
I only recently read the book the film is based on and was mildly enthusiastic about it. I was also mildly enthusiastic about the film in a very different way. It’s okay, but not as good as it should have been.Continue reading