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A Good Woman (2004)

PG | | Drama, Comedy, Romance | 13 May 2005 (UK)
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While retaining her secret identity, the illustrious Mrs. Erlynne (Helen Hunt) saves Lady Windemere (Scarlett Johansson) from making a grand social faux-pas with the scoundrelly Lord Darlington (Stephen Campbell Moore).

Director:

Mike Barker

Writers:

Oscar Wilde (play), Howard Himelstein (screenplay)
3 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Shara Orano ... Francesca
Jane How Jane How ... Mrs. Stutfield
Bruce McGuire ... Waiter Joe
Michael Stromme Michael Stromme ... Hotel Desk Clerk
Antonio Barbaro Antonio Barbaro ... Paulo
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Storyline

In 1930, Mrs. Erlynne (Helen Hunt), who describes herself as poor and infamous, driven from New York City society by jealous wives, sees a news photo of wealthy Lord Windermere (Mark Umbers) and his young wife (Scarlett Johansson). She heads for the Amalfi Coast to be amongst 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 twentieth birthday party approaches, where all plays out amidst numerous amoral Wildean aphorisms. Written by Huigh

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Every saint has a past. Every sinner has a future. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Comedy | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for thematic material, sensuality and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

UK | Italy | Spain | Luxembourg | USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

13 May 2005 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Mujer seductora, amante perfecta See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$97,060, 5 February 2006

Gross USA:

$238,609

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$6,877,842
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The historic airliner used at the end of this movie 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 this movie) and appears at air displays. See more »

Goofs

Cast members are shown smoking filter tipped cigarettes which were not available in the 1930s. See more »

Quotes

Dumby: One should always have a proper basis for marriage. A mutual...
Lord Darlington: Misunderstanding?
Dumby: Exactly.
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Connections

Version of Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) See more »

Soundtracks

Un Bel Di Vedremo
from "Madama Butterfly"
Written by Giacomo Puccini / Luigi Illica / Giuseppe Giacosa
Published by Casa Ricordi-Bmg Ricordi Spa
Arranged and Produced by Richard G. Mitchell
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A must see movie
3 June 2005 | by Lionel StruttSee all my reviews

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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