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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 | party | birthday party | birthday | lady | See more »

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Seduction. Sex. Scandal. She's the talk of the town. 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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13 May 2005 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Mujer seductora, amante perfecta  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

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

Joseph Fiennes was originally offered the role of Lord Darlington, but turned it down to play Bassanio in Michael Radford's adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004). See more »

Goofs

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 »

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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Prendi:L'anel Ti Dono
Written by Vincenzo Bellini, Public Domain
Performed by The La Scala Orchestra ft Tito Schipa (tenor) & Toti Dal Monte (Soprano)
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About a good Woman
2 August 2005 | by (Portugal) – See all my reviews

I thought this was one of the best adaptations of a play to cinema. The way you are lured to believe throughout the first half of the picture the great deception on which Wilde first built his plot,which is the role of a woman of ill-repute portrayed by Helen Hunt, and her connection with Mr. Windermere, I find it to be a stroke of genius of both the original writer as well as the script's writer and the director. I suppose this is a great tribute Barker is making to Wilde himself, and to the theater that gave Wilde his fame and reputation. It all seems to me like a theatrical movie with great photography and music, but a play never the less. The actor's lines are of the highest quality a viewer can ever hope to listen, and the humor is so fluent you can glide trough the whole picture on a single laugh, apart from the more philosophical contents near the end, where you are struck by the conversion of that «evil» woman into a really good one. Truly great!!


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