Mrs. Wilson

Mrs. Wilson

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It's 1963, and Alison Wilson returns home to find husband Alexander dead. Soon afterward, a woman arrives at the door, claiming to be Alec's 'real wife.' Alison embarks on a mission of discovery to try and find out who her husband was, but from their wartime romance to a mysterious period in India, it soon becomes clear that Alec died holding his secrets close to his chest.
Edition: Widescreen version
ISBN: 9781531709518
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (2 hr., 50 min.) :,sound, colour ;,12 cm
stamping, rdapm.
4 3/4 in., colour.
digital, rdatr.
optical, rdarm.
surround, rdacpc.
Dolby Digital 5.1.
videodisc
NTSC, rdabs.
video file, rdaft.
DVD video.
region 1, rdare.

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ba_library
Sep 23, 2019

Rather slow moving but interesting. A woman looks into her husband's past after he dies. As they say, truth is often stranger than fiction which astutely describes this miniseries. The leading actress portrays her real life grandmother.

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htliang
Sep 22, 2019

Not sure how to review this.
It did have me watching right to the end so I suppose that is something...
There is a lesson to be learnt from this story which ultimately brings my review up a star.

ArapahoeSuzanne Sep 07, 2019

MRS. WILSON, is a PBS 3-part series, which is based on the life of a real person. Actress Ruth Wilson portrays her own (paternal) grandmother in this fascinating and too good to be true story. "Mrs. Wilson" is the story of Alison and Alexander Wilson, who met during World War 2 in England, where everything seems to be nice and cozy but then a bombshell drops, figuratively, and "everything" turns into a web of multiple lives with multiple wives. What is the truth? Actress Ruth Wilson (ironically who starred in Showtimes' THE AFFAIR) plays her own grandmother, "Alison", in this family tree or family 'forest" story. If you like mysteries, you will enjoy this one and if you like the actress, Ruth Wilson, you will definitely like her portrayal of her grandmother.

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jazzy4u
Aug 31, 2019

WTH Don't read the 6th review down by chriscoleman-he/she gives the entire story away. Why hasn't anyone reported the review, and better yet, why do people like that tell the whole D story and ruin it for others? As for the story, it could have been told in 1 hour instead of over 3 discs. Very slow, fell asleep, and didn't care enough to see what was missed. I wish I'd never rented it. It makes my skin itch. There's nothing 'thrilling' about this film at all. The whole story deals with the character of men: liars, deceivers, thieves, and their angry, hurt, unloved wives. Period.

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empbee
Aug 23, 2019

Life sometimes makes "horribly" great stories. The acting is excellent.

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PearlyKayAm1
Aug 18, 2019

Although somewhat slow moving and low key, this was a very interesting story. It's all 3 episodes of a BBC special and well worth the time to watch.

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greatflicks
Aug 14, 2019

I have no idea what I was watching fell asleep and I thought it had ended but I guess there were a couple more parts. Stupid & a dumb way of separating the 3 parts. I did not have a strong enough interest to go back and try to figure out what to do so I am taking it back to the Library tomarrow.

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bdehler
Aug 05, 2019

A true story that is stranger than fiction, lots of twists and turns and great acting.. Great 3 part series.

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jimg2000
Jul 01, 2019

Don't think I am giving anything away that the film is based on Ruth Wilson's real-life grandmother's memoir which is stranger than a well crafted fiction. To say Ruth's grandfather was “a man of mystery” is an understatement. Find out more if you are interested in this period film that brought viewers to early 1940s, 1963 and a few family photos taken around 2007. You either hate it or love it being a slow burn family drama.

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chriscoleman
Jun 28, 2019

This is a very slow BBC film about a young girl who is duped into marrying a man who is 30 years older than her and married with kids. He convinces her he's divorced, but she doesn't bother verifying it. He eventually dies of a heart attack 20 years later, leaving a mess behind with four sons, two wives, and a lot of misunderstandings. Supposedly he was a spy but that is never actually confirmed through anyone other than Coleman, a mysterious woman who is supposedly his boss. Anyway, it's very slow and all of my sympathies when to the first Mrs. Wilson. When the second Mrs. Wilson realizes her marriage is invalid, rather than dealing with it, she creates a forged divorce decree between the first Mrs. Wilson and her husband. That's really despicable.

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