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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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Waiter Joe
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Hotel Desk Clerk
Antonio Barbaro ...
Paulo
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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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Also Known As:

Mujer seductora, amante perfecta  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

£130,193 (UK) (13 May 2005)

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

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

Meg Windermere: How could he?
Contessa Lucchino: Every man is born truthful and every man dies a liar. Now whatever you do you mustn't make a scene. It's too unpleasant and you waste energy.
Meg Windermere: No, of course not. I wouldn't.
Contessa Lucchino: Crying is the refuge of plain women.
[smiling brightly]
Contessa Lucchino: Pretty women go shopping.
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Version of Historia de una mala mujer (1948) See more »

Soundtracks

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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A Good Film
3 May 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I watched this film at a preview in Somerset last week with nearly 400 other people and was very pleasantly surprised. I had read the few reviews on IMDb and was a little concerned that I might not like it. But have no fear - if you like films that have a good and witty screenplay, high production values, wonderful scenery, excellent actors, beautifully made costumes and a score that enhances every bit of enjoyment in the film - then this one is for you. There is undoubtedly a growing market for this type of intelligent and enjoyable film yet the reviews in the nationals can often put audiences off what they might well enjoy. The principal actors are good, particularly Helen Hunt and Tom Wilkinson, but they are more than well supported by some fine British character actors who are superb and totally convincing. And if you don't know Lady Windermere's Fan then your enjoyment will probably be even greater as it is an engrossing story.


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