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A Good Woman (2004)

PG | | Drama, Comedy, Romance | 13 May 2005 (UK)
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A 1930s American socialite creates a scandal in the expatriate high society of the Amalfi Coast of Italy when she forms a secretive relationship with a wealthy American unbeknownst to his young wife.

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:

$6,878,433
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Joseph Fiennes was originally offered the role of Lord Darlington, but turned it down to play Bassanio in Michael Radford's adaptation of The Merchant of Venice (2004). See more »

Goofs

The instrument being played in the band at the party is not a cornet, but a flugelhorn. In some of the musical selections, the sound heard is that of an unmuted trumpet, in others, it is that of a trumpet with a Harmon mute. The flugelhorn, as shown has an entirely different timbre. See more »

Quotes

Contessa Lucchino: If everyone knew what everyone said about each other there wouldn't be four friends in the world.
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Connections

Version of Theatre Night: Lady Windermere's Fan (1985) 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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Harmless, amazing flick.
20 June 2005 | by groovelandSee all my reviews

I must say I was very impressed with this little flick. I had minimal expectations upon entering our little preview screening.

Shot in a very safe & traditional manor, it features sets which pay incredible attention to detail. The characters, although slightly over-emphasized at times (which fitted the cinematic style), were believable and enough conflict was generated to keep you wandering how people were going to respond to the presented situations. And keep you just a little bit squeamish from time to time.

Quite amazing at certain parts... which worked fabulously in our setting, as our ages spanned from 18 to 90 years old, and everyone had a giggle from time to time.

If your a DOP or photography enthusiast, it also contains one of the most impressive focus pulls I've seen in a while, which certainly bought a smile to my face. :-) Also, the costumes are exquisite.

Well worth watching on a Sunday afternoon over a bottle of red.


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