The Wife

Jul 16, 18 The Wife

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In Cinemas AUGUST 2


SYNOPSIS:

Behind any great man, there’s always a greater woman. Joan Castleman (Glenn Close) has spent forty years sacrificing her own talent, dreams and ambition to support her charismatic, philandering husband Joe (Jonathan Pryce) and his brilliant literary career. Their faithful pact reaches breaking point on the eve of his being awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. THE WIFE is an emotional journey of self-discovery and liberation.

Thanks to Icon Films 

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Breaker Upperers

Jul 11, 18 Breaker Upperers

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In Cinemas JULY 26!
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SYNOPSIS:

Fifteen years ago, Mel (Madeleine Sami) and Jen (Jackie van Beek) discovered they were being two-timed by the same man. Bitter and cynical they became fast friends and formed The Breaker Upperers, a small-time business breaking up couples for cash. Now they’re in their late-thirties and business is booming. They’re a platonic, codependent couple who keep their cynicism alive by not getting emotionally involved with anybody else. But when they run into an old victim, Mel develops a conscience and their friendship is truly put to the test.

© Miss Piki Films Limited 2018 Director: Jackie Van Beek and Madeleine Sami

Thanks to Madman Films

REVIEW:

Nerida

This is a pretty good first film that compares positively to, say, EAGLE VS. SHARK (another first film by NZ comedy talent who turned out to make out some flat-out great films down the line). I laughed a lot and there’s a lovely undercurrent about the sadness of late 30s/early 40s life, particularly for women. There’s a marriage of tone between the more naturalistic sadness (more the Van Beek side) and the absurd side (more the Sami side) that often doesn’t gel for me, and there’s some lumpy character moments and motivations, but I’d recommend it for a bit of fun and few good one liners.

 

There is such a thing as a pretty good but not great first film and this is it, I think “pretty good first film” is a massive accomplishment, particularly in the high-risk world of comedy. If you go in, loving New Zealand comedy that doesn’t take itself too seriously with an open mind, you’ll enjoy yourself. If you’re after a high produced Hollywood style comedy, you’ll be sorely disappointed as you think it misses the mark.

 

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RBG

Jul 02, 18 RBG

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In Cinemas JULY 26


SYNOPSIS:

At the age of 84, U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon. But without a definitive Ginsburg biography, the unique personal journey of this diminutive, quiet warrior’s rise to the nation’s highest court has been largely unknown, even to some of her biggest fans – until now. RBG is a revelatory documentary exploring Ginsburg’s exceptional life and career.

Thanks to Icon Films 

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