A Good Woman (2004)

PG  |   |  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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Mrs. Stutfield
Bruce McGuire ...
Waiter Joe
Michael Stromme ...
Hotel Desk Clerk
Antonio Barbaro ...


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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Seduction. Sex. Scandal. She's the talk of the town. See more »


Drama | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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



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Release Date:

13 May 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mujer seductora, amante perfecta  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£130,193 (UK) (13 May 2005)


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

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?


The historic airliner used at the end of the film is a De Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane, built in Britain in the 1930s. This one is registration D-ILIT, and is privately owned in Germany. It is fully airworthy (as can be seen in the film) and appears at air displays etc. See more »


On Darlington's yacht near the end of the film, Mrs Windermere's wrap moves back and forth across her shoulders in two-shots with Mrs Erlynne. See more »


Dumby: Bigamy is having more than one wife too many.
Lord Darlington: So is monogamy.
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Blood is thicker than Champagne, Love can return to a lost heart.
10 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of the first truly entertaining films I have seen in a long time. I feel this is what true film making and entertainment should aspire to achieve. The performances were amazing and well directed. This film made me feel something in a heart I thought had become void of emotion. There are some unforgettable quotes throughout that I will never forget. The writing was brilliant. I didn't see it in the theater I bought the DVD not knowing what to expect. I sat and viewed it three times. I actually didn't want it to end. I became so attached to the characters. I want to know more of them. There were so many questions left unanswered. This is true in real life as well. I guess this was what caused me to get lost behind the closed doors in the Villas of Italy.

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