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A Good Woman (2004)

 -  Drama | Comedy | Romance  -  13 May 2005 (UK)
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While retaining her secret identity, the illustrious Mrs. Erlynne (Hunt) saves Lady Windemere (Johansson) from making a grand social faux-pas with the scoundrelly Lord Darlington (Moore).

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In 1930, Mrs. Erlynne, who describes herself as poor and infamous, driven from New York society by jealous wives, sees a news photo of wealthy Lord Windermere and his young wife: she heads for the Amalfi Coast to be among the rich and famous for 'the season' and to snare Mr. Windermere. Gossips twitter as he spends his afternoons with her, his wife blissfully innocent as she blushingly fends off attentions from a young English nobleman, an international playboy who thinks he's in love. Mrs. Erlynne is also pursued by a worldly-wise older English nobleman. Mrs. Windermere's 20th birthday party approaches, where all plays out amid numerous amoral Wildean aphorisms. Written by Huigh

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lord | lady | gossip | 1930s | birthday | See more »

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Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future. See more »

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Drama | Comedy | Romance

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Rated PG for thematic material, sensuality and language | See all certifications »
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Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$97,060 (USA) (3 February 2006)

Gross:

$223,144 (USA) (17 February 2006)
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Trivia

"A Good Woman" is a theatrical version of Oscar Wilde's 1892 four-act comedy, "Lady Windermere's Fan." See more »

Goofs

In a brief shot before an evening party, what is presumably intended as a sunset is shown, with the coast on the left and the water on the right. In Amalfi this is only possible facing East. See more »

Quotes

Meg Windermere: Can you imagine what people would say?
Mrs. Erlynne: Well, if we're always guided by other people's thoughts what's the point of having our own?
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Referenced in Be Kind Rewind (2008) See more »

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Pie Jesu
(Blessed Jesus)
from Requiem
Written by Gabriel Fauré
Arranged and Produced by Richard G. Mitchell
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A must see movie

I feel this is the best film I have seen for a very long time. As a UK BAFTA member had I have seen it in competition earlier this year (and I don't know why it was not BAFTA nominated) I would have cast my vote for it in most major categories....particularly Direction, Editing, Performances, Design, Make up, Costume, Music and more, even Best Film.

The only criticism I have is the title....and this may have held it back from popular interest. Luckily a friend in the industry tipped me off that it was an exceptional movie and I feel without doubt it definitely is, so I am tipping you off...go and see it! Stunning performances from the entire cast. Thank goodness we can still produce movies as entertaining as this one!


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