A Good Woman Poster

Release Date: 2004

DVD Release Date: June 13th, 2006

PG|1 hr 32 min

Plot Summary
Having scorned every member of the New York upper class, the seductive Mrs. Erlynne (Helen Hunt) travels to Amalfi, Italy, hoping to win over a married aristocrat, Robert Windermere (Mark Umbers). When news of their flirting becomes a scandal, Windermere's innocent wife, Meg (Scarlett Johansson), plots an elaborate revenge, despite her own attraction to the young Lord Darlington (Stephen Campbell Moore). At Meg's 20th birthday party, all illicit desires come to the surface.

Cast: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Tom Wilkinson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Mark Umbers, Milena Vukotic, Diana Hardcastle, Roger Hammond

Director: Mike Barker

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Beyond Films, Lighthouse Productions, Buskin FIlms

Keywords: Forbidden love, Witty, Husband, Melodramatic, Temptation, 1930s, Wife, Rivalry, Cheeky, New York City

Ratings & Reviews

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  • Hunt, whose flutelike voice makes music of Wilde's dialogue, has the most difficult role. While she acquits herself honorably, she nudges her lines a little too broadly, as if she's worried that the audience will miss the double meanings and wordplay. show more

  • While screenwriter Howard Himelstein and director Mike Barker have done a workable job of drawing the Wilde social satire out of the drawing room, the film never quite manages to travel at the same buoyant velocity as the acerbic wit. show more

  • Amazingly, not all of the witty and wise barbs are Wilde's, and any confusion between the old and the new is probably the highest compliment one could possibly pay to screenwriter Howard Himelstein's tart screenplay. show more

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