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The Wife is a 2018 film starring Glenn Close as the overlooked wife of a world-renowned, Nobel Prize-winning novelist.


Tropes found in The Wife:

  • Foreshadowing: Joe doesn't recognize the name of one of his own characters.
  • Oblivious to Their Own Description: Joe tells his son Max that the couple in his short story (an insufferable blowhard and silently suffering wife) are a bit of a cliche. Joan, at least, seem to realize that they're based on her and Joe.
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  • The Reveal: All of Joe's work was ghost-written by Joan.
  • Your Cheating Heart: Joe has had multiple affairs over the course of their marriage.
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