The Wife

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The Wife ★★ 1995 (R)

The routine of married psychotherapists Jack (Noonan) and Rita (Hagerty), who live in an isolated Vermont farmhouse, is disrupted by the unexpected (and unwelcome) appearance of Jack's patient Cosmo (Shawn), who's in crisis, and his wife Arlie (Young). Everyone's got secrets and marital dilemmas that come spilling out over too much wine. A variation on “Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?” 101m/C VHS, DVD . Tom Noonan, Julie Hagerty, Karen Young, Wallace Shawn; D: Tom Noonan; W: Tom Noonan; C: Joe DeSalvo; M: Tom Noonan.