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A Good Woman (2004)

PG | | Drama, Comedy, Romance | 13 May 2005 (UK)
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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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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Mujer seductora, amante perfecta  »

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Opening Weekend:

£130,193 (UK) (15 May 2005)

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$223,144 (USA) (19 February 2006)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Meg finds the check stubs for checks written to Mrs. Erlynne, all of the check stubs have the same check number on them. They should be sequential. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Erlynne: Some women bring happiness wherever they go. Others, whenever they go.
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Version of El abanico de Lady Windermere (1944) See more »

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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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Stylish little numbers like this should come around more often...
5 June 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Interesting movie! Probably to the contrary of many other viewers, I went to see this partly because I was intrigued by one of the supporting cast - Mark Umbers, a young British actor who plays Mr Robert Windermere. However, I was pleasantly surprised by all the cast. Tom Wilkinson is, as ever, a joy to watch - it's certainly impressive how he can persuasively portray both fantastically nice characters such as Tuppy, and also villains like Lord Queensberry in "Wilde". Helen Hunt was surprisingly beautiful as Mrs Erlynne, and a mention should go out to Stephen Campbell-Moore too. The locations were superb, the 30s vibe worked gratifyingly well, and in general I feel it did the Wilde original justice beautifully. Definitely recommendable.


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