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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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Storyline

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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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

The aircraft in the last scene was a De Havilland Dragon Rapide DH-89A, noted by its nose landing light and the wind powered generator on the right wing leading edge. These aircraft were built sometime after April 1934. When Mrs. Erlynne handed back the check, the date written was September 1930. See more »

Quotes

Mrs. Erlynne: I need an opinion from home. Now be honest. Would you wear it?
Meg Windermere: Well, it doesn't leave much to the imagination, does it?
Mrs. Erlynne: That depends on the imagination. Some men have more than others.
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Version of Lepeza ledi Vindemir (1975) See more »

Soundtracks

Who'll Buy an Old Gold Ring
Written by George Posford and Paul Boyle
Performed by Lew Stone and His Band (as Lew Stone and his Band)
Published by EMI Music Publishing Ltd.
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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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