Why Joan married him is just a good concern. But, the greater crucial real question is why she’d offer her soul for love?
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The Wife slowly and disturbingly reveals numerous things about Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) and her wedding to 1992 Nobel Prize Winner, Joe Castleman (Jonathan Pryce). She’s lived a lie. She’s permitted it. She’s become just “the wife.” But, whenever Joe asks her, after almost 40 years: “Why did you marry me,” she has no idea as she finally gains courage to leave him.