She’s back

“The Wife,” also known as “The Movie That Might Finally Get Glenn Close Her Oscar” (⋆⋆⋆⋆, rated R for language and some sexual content), has returned to theaters. This is not a film you’ll love for its uplift. This is a film to be taken seriously by serious people — the sort of detailed, A-level movie that earns a viewer’s respect for its intelligence in a marketplace of mind-numbing hoopla. It’s a film you will appreciate for its honesty about the cracks and crevices that a long lifetime forges. Hopes that didn’t fly. Loves that evolved into stilted compromises. Promises that hit the skids. In other words, the story of a lengthy and complicated marriage.