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A Good Woman -- A seductress lures away the husband of a younger woman.
A Good Woman -- 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).
A Good Woman -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Oscar Wilde (play)
Howard Himelstein (screenplay)
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Release Date:
13 May 2005 (Ireland) See more »
Seduction. Sex. Scandal. She's the talk of the town. See more »
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). Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Helen Hunt ... Mrs. Erlynne

Scarlett Johansson ... Meg Windermere

Milena Vukotic ... Contessa Lucchino

Stephen Campbell Moore ... Lord Darlington
Mark Umbers ... Robert Windemere

Roger Hammond ... Cecil

John Standing ... Dumby

Tom Wilkinson ... Tuppy

Giorgia Massetti ... Alessandra

Diana Hardcastle ... Lady Plymdale
Shara Orano ... Francesca
Jane How ... Mrs. Stutfield
Bruce McGuire ... Waiter Joe
Michael Stromme ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Antonio Barbaro ... Paulo
Valentina D'Uva ... Giuseppina, Glove Shop Girl
Filippo Santoro ... Old Man
Augusto Zucchi ... Antique Shop Keeper
Carolina Levi ... Dress Shop Salesgirl
Daniela Stanga ... Dress Shop Owner
Aviana Marie ... Stella's Maid 1 (as Aviana Mari)
Camilla Bertocci ... Stella's Maid 2
Nichola Aigner ... Mrs. Gowper

Directed by
Mike Barker 
Writing credits
Oscar Wilde (play "Lady Windermere's Fan")

Howard Himelstein (screenplay)

Produced by
Liam Badger .... executive producer
Kimberly Barnes .... associate producer (as Kim Barnes)
Roberto Bessi .... co-producer
Mikael Borglund .... executive producer
Hilary Davis .... executive producer
Jimmy de Brabant .... executive producer (as Jimmy De Brabant)
Michael Dounaev .... executive producer
Jonathan English .... producer
John Evangelides .... executive producer
Alan Greenspan .... producer
Antonio Guadalupi .... co-producer
Howard Himelstein .... producer
Duncan Hopper .... executive producer
Sara Janasz .... assistant producer
Julie-Anne Lee Kinney .... associate producer (as Julie Anne Lee-Kinney)
David Nichols .... supervising producer
Denise O'Dell .... co-producer
James Pass .... assistant producer
Rupert Preston .... executive producer
Sally Robinson .... associate producer
Steven Siebert .... producer
Fiona Spillard .... assistant producer
Original Music by
Richard G. Mitchell 
Cinematography by
Ben Seresin (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Neil Farrell 
Casting by
Daniel Hubbard 
John Hubbard 
Production Design by
Ben Scott 
Art Direction by
Pier Luigi Basile  (as Pierluigi Basile)
Set Decoration by
Marina Pinzuti Ansolini  (as Marina Pinzuti)
Barbara Cicero 
Costume Design by
John Bloomfield 
Makeup Department
Francesca Buffarello .... makeup artist
Federico Carretti .... additional makeup artist
Elena Gregorini .... hair stylist
Teresa Hinton .... hair stylist (as Theresa Hinton)
Anne Oldham .... makeup designer
Stefania Petrini .... hair stylist
Rosabella Russo .... makeup artist
Alex Volpe .... key hair stylist
Production Management
Jean-Marie Allin .... project manager: Thema
Francesco Belfiore .... unit manager
Andrea Costantini .... production manager
Marco Greco .... production manager
Alistair Hopkins .... post-production supervisor
Alessandra Lentini .... unit manager
Gianluca Leurini .... production supervisor
Marco Olivieri .... unit manager
Tiziano Tomei .... assistant production manager
Simona Vescovi .... unit manager: preparation
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Detlef Issel .... second second assistant director
Alberto Mangiante .... first assistant director
Barbara Pastrovich .... second assistant director
Art Department
Gaetano Amato .... laborer
Romano Bellucci .... carpenter
Rosario Calascibetta .... carpenter
Giancarlo Carbonaro .... swing gang
Mariano Colace .... carpenter
Claudia Cosenza .... assistant art director
Leonardo Fabbri .... painter
Marco Ficorella .... assistant property master
Andrea Gaeta .... assistant art director
Cosimo Giannuzzi .... swing gang
Eduardo Lima .... graphic artist
Roberto Masotti .... swing gang
Miraphora Mina .... graphic artist (as Mirafora Caruso)
Giuliano Pannuti .... assistant art director
Silvio Paolillo .... laborer
Lamberto Ricciardi .... painter
Ida Sagnotti .... art department buyer
Claudio Stefani .... prop swing
Claudio Stefani .... property master
Alessandro Vannucci .... assistant art director
Sound Department
Maurizio Argentieri .... sound mixer
Antonio Barba .... boom operator
Howard Bargroff .... sound re-recording mixer
Courtney Bishop .... adr recordist: Los Angeles
Owen Bleasdale .... foley editor
Owen Bleasdale .... foley recordist
Dan Green .... adr recordist: London
Tony Jenkins .... adr supervisor: Los Angeles
Dan Johnson .... second sound re-recording mixer
Melissa Lake .... foley artist
Gareth Llewellyn .... assistant sound re-recording mixer
Miriam Ludbrook .... supervising dialogue editor
Zak Melemendjian .... assistant dialogue editor (as Peter 'Zak' Melemendjian)
Michael Miller .... adr mixer: Los Angeles (as Michael S. Miller)
Vincenzo Nardi .... boom operator
Bernard O'Reilly .... supervising sound editor
Lionel Selwyn .... foley artist
Andrew Stirk .... foley re-recording mixer
Graeme Stoten .... adr recordist: London
David Turner .... sound technical supervisor (as DSave Turner)
Mark Kenna .... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Tiberio Angeloni .... special effects technician
Franco Galiano .... special effects supervisor
Visual Effects by
Tim Baxter .... film recording
Dimitri Delacovias .... digital matte artist: Double Negative
Stephen Elson .... visual effects producer: Baseblack
Fay McConkey .... visual effects producer: Double Negative
Charlie Noble .... visual effects supervisor: Double Negative
Paul Poetsch .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Petra Schwane .... digital compositor: Baseblack
Val Wardlaw .... visual effects supervisor: Baseblack
Paul Alexiou .... runner: Double Negative (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Daffina Alessandro .... grip: second unit
Leonardo Beltrame .... electrician
Roberto Bianchi .... electrician
Paolo Bovi .... grip
Fausto Cancellieri .... grip
Giancarlo Checchi .... generator operator
Andrea Fioravanti .... grip
Marco Francescon .... generator operator
Cristiano Galzerano .... grip
Emanuele Leurini .... focus puller: second unit
Stefano Marino .... gaffer
Giuseppe Meloni .... best boy
Dario Mormile .... video assistant
Michele Pellegrini .... electrician
Francisco Pintore .... clapper loader
Francisco Pintore .... second assistant "a" camera
Flaviano Ricci .... grip
Salvatore Ruberto .... electrician
Stefano Salemme .... clapper loader
Liviu Ciprian Suhar .... video assistant
Doriano Torriero .... key grip
Riccardo Umetelli .... focus puller
Marco Sticchi .... electrician (uncredited)
Casting Department
Abigail Barbier .... adr voice casting
Louis Elman .... adr voice casting
Sarah Hanna .... casting assistant
Tamara Notcutt .... senior casting assistant: UK (as Tamara Lee Notcutt)
Lilia Trapani .... casting: Italy, Studio T
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Contino .... seamstress
Gianni Florio .... costume production assistant
Anna Lombardi .... costume design supervisor
Vanessa Meadows .... costume dresser (as Vanessa Crane)
Lior Ozan .... costume production assistant
Lucilla Simbari .... costume assistant
Maria Pia Viselli .... seamstress
Editorial Department
Dan Farrell .... first assistant editor (as Daniel Farrell)
Massimo Gubinelli .... color timer
Martin Walsh .... color grader: Technicolor, London
Music Department
Bernard Archard .... specialist: music equipment hire
Malcolm Archer .... musician: singer, counter tenor
James Belchamber .... specialist: music equipment hire
Suzi Isles Buck .... assistant to composer
Rebecca Gatrell .... music clearance: Hot House Music Ltd. (as Becca Gatrell)
Andrew Glen .... music editor (as Andy Glen)
Chlöe Green .... specialist: music equipment hire
Andy Hague .... musician: trumpet
Karen Lesley .... music representative: score recording facility, Astley Hall Studio
Gerard McCann .... music editor
Richard G. Mitchell .... music arranger
Richard G. Mitchell .... score producer
Joseph Sinski .... musician: double bass
Harry Thompson .... musician: drums
Simon Turner .... musician: cello
Ben Waghorn .... musician: clarinet and tenor sax
Kieron White .... musician: singer, choir boy
Peter Whitfield .... musician: violin
Transportation Department
Livio Aurelio .... driver
Andrea Bianchi .... driver: grip van
Maurizio Bisceglia .... driver
Manlio Calabretta .... driver: triple banger
Luca Cardillo .... driver: Ms. Hunt
Massimiliano Cedroni .... driver: grip truck
Giulio De Renzi .... driver: wardrobe truck
Carlo Di Bianca .... driver: motorhome, Mr. Wilkinson
Fabio Garofoli .... period vehicle technician
Luigi Gianforchetti .... driver: motorhome, Ms.Hu
Enrico Gualatrucci .... driver: camera truck
Savino La Stella .... driver: Mr. Wilkinson
Fabrizio Leone .... driver
Roberto Leone .... transportation coordinator
Mauricio Maggi .... period vehicle coordinator
Attilio Moro .... transportation coordinator
Carlo Nevola .... driver: makeup and hair trailer
Sergio Pirri .... driver: Ms. Johansson
Tonino Quaranta .... driver: motorhome, Ms. Johanssen
Gianluca Rosetta .... driver: triple banger
Andrea Sassaroli .... driver: electric truck
C.S. Stiffi .... transportation supplier
Other crew
Lars Arnold .... production assistant
Lars C. Arnold .... production assistant
Alessandro Baragli .... production assistant: rushes
Simona Batistelli .... production coordinator
Claudio Bellincampi .... production assistant
Moon Blauner .... personal assistant: Ms. Hunt
Pauline Burt .... risk manager (as Pauline Larkkom)
Cecilia Buys .... assistant: Mr. Barker
Gianni Carpentieri .... financial controller: Italy
Marcello Chimenti .... production assistant
Giuseppe Citro .... production assistant
Gabriele Colecchia .... production assistant
Michele De Leo .... cashier
Alberto De Stefani .... account head
Rita Della Rocca .... assistant accountant: Italy
Cristina Ecija .... assistant to co-producer: Spain
Carla Ferroni .... production coordinator
Gianni A. Graziol .... location manager (as Gianni Grazioli)
Jim Hajicosta .... financial controller
Detlef Issel .... production assistant
Alessandra Lentini .... location manager
Alfonso Liguori .... assistant crowd marshall
Claude Ludovicy .... location consultant
Alessandro Mazzini .... assistant accountant: Italy
Andrea Minerva .... production assistant
Daniele Modesti .... location manager
Kami Naghdi .... legal services
Massimo Nardi .... first aid
Marco Olivieri .... location manager
Daniela Ovi .... assistant production coordinator
Luigi Palmulli .... crowd marshall
Giuseppe Palumbo .... assistant: Mr. Greenspan
Giorgia Passarelli .... production supervisor assistant
Denis Pedregosa .... vice president of production: KanZaman
Orlando Pedregosa .... legal: KanZaman
Patrizia Pierucci .... payroll accountant
Jason Potter .... assistant accountant: UK
Francesca Rinaldi .... assistant accountant
Stephen Salter .... Production Executive
Aaron Sandler .... assistant: Mr. Greenspan
Serenella Severini .... consultant: Ministerio per I Beni e le Attivitá Culturali
Giulia Sirignani .... personal assistant: Ms. Hunt
Sally Steele .... film publicist
Paul Swann .... consultant: color, Technicolor, London
Tiziano Tomei .... production assistant
Giorgio Tregnaghi .... chief production accountant: Italy
Edoardo Trowse .... production trainee
Lori Wyant .... script supervisor

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Rated PG for thematic material, sensuality and language
93 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

"A Good Woman" is a theatrical version of Oscar Wilde's 1892 four-act comedy, "Lady Windermere's Fan."See more »
Continuity: 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 »
Lord Darlington:I like America. Name me another society that's gone from barbarism to decadence without bothering to create a civilization in between.
Tuppy:A tribute to American efficiency.
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Movie Connections:
Version of The Fan (1949)See more »
Who'll Buy an Old Gold RingSee more »


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27 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
Oscar Wilde on gag order, 29 August 2006
Author: Edward Chan from Vancouver, BC.

Some people reading this review will almost certainly brand me uncultured and insensitive. For the record, I know by heart every Oscar Wilde work, all his quotations, and where they came from.

Oscar Wilde was a genius, and these hacks who tore apart "Lady Windermere's Fan", changed the title to "A Good Woman", and passed it off as their own did nothing but to tarnish Wilde's reputation.

Those who read or saw the original play would have a good idea what is going on in the film. So I am not going to say much about the plot, since there is little deviation between the two versions. What's different, are the time (from the late 1800s to the 1930s), the setting (in Italy instead of in England), and the nationalities (the Windermeres are now Americans). Maybe, the filmmakers need an excuse to hire Italian hand (since it is also a British-Italian co-production) and so, the easiest way is to set it on Italian land. This is where the problem starts.

The whole dialog was rewritten so that they would sound more "working class", and more natural to our supposed untrained ears. The new lines are nothing but artificial and trite. It sounds like everyone has a sock in their mouth. For a good measure, the writers threw in as many recognizable Oscar Wilde quotes as they possibly can. Sorry, no dice. I know where they came from, and I don't find their use particularly deep or witty, and I definitely don't feel cultured listening to them, no matter how heavy a British or Italian accent there was.

Helen Hunt comes across as blend and had that "whatever" attitude. She made a whore of out Mrs. Erlynne, not a seductress that she was meant to be. Scarlett Johansson appeared too immature for the role and didn't have the kind of strength that a Wildian heroine would usually demand. The male leads, Mark Umbers (as Windermere) and Stephen Campbell Moore (as Darlington) had little opportunity to shine. This is disappointing, especially for the latter. In short it's awful. Even the actors knew it, so they just took the, "what the hell, it pays the bills" approach.

The marginally redeeming factor was Tom Wilkinson. He did his part exactly what was entailed. It would have worked in the original play, because he was the only one who saw right through the seductress (a factor that eventually won Mrs. Erlynne's affection). Here, he is just another man who sympathized with her (mostly due to the fact that Mrs. Erlynne's role was demoted to a hair short of a whore).

Overall, the flow of events and lines were just thrown right at the audience with little sense, or expectations, or both.

Finally, if you don't like this movie someone tells you you're an uncultured brute, you can tell them this. The tag line, "Every saint has a past, every sinner has a future" came from "The picture of Dorian Gray."

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