A Good Woman

A Good Woman

DVD - 2006
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Mrs. Erlynne, a young widow tries to seduce Robert Windermere, a wealthy Englishman. Meanwhile his wife is attracted to the handsome Lord Darlington, one of her husband's close friends.
Publisher: [Toronto] : Lions Gate Entertainment : Distributed in Canada by Maple Pictures, [2006]
Branch Call Number: DVD Drama / Good 3558
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (93 min.) :,sd., col. ;,12 cm., in container


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AnneDromeda Jan 31, 2011

This movie was one rolling hot mess. The written dialogue should have been good (it's adapted from an Oscar Wilde play - this is the man whose last words were "either the wallpaper goes, or I do," for crying out loud). So it's hard to know what happened here - I'm betting some kind of a... Read More »

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Sep 09, 2017

Rated 6/10. This turned out better than I thought it might. Nice twist at the end. Helen Hunt did a good job in her role.

Besides the terrible, sinful clothes, it was a great movie, one of Scarlett Johansson best. Recommended.

Feb 02, 2016

Lots of droll one-liners, fashionable hats, Tom Wilkinson smiling broadly at the end. Helen Hunt seems to be intoning the same sentence over & over, no matter what's going on or what she's saying. But you feel like you're on vacation, & that's nice, a very cool period piece. For the subject matter I think they could have shown a little more sweat & ruffles (this is an Oscar Wilde picture that's rated PG?), because by the end you don't really understand what's transpired between people exactly, & all the emotional turmoil & subsequent reveals don't make any sense. But that's not a reason not to watch it...! You like Italy, don't you? Watch it. CR

Dec 26, 2015

Witty dialogue, good cast, minimalist acting - pretty good movie.

Jul 31, 2015

I was pleasantly surprised by this movie. The mood is very 1930's and quite authentic. The Amalfi coast is a good place to retreat for the season; gossips; parties; romantic entanglements; and an unknown seductress added to the mix. Great performances. I especially liked Helen Hunt's role.

Jun 28, 2015

wow! Oscar Wilde is a great writer....awesome movie.....5 stars!

mmg2681 Nov 09, 2013

I never saw it coming...great movie! I was so upset with the seductress until I found out what was really going on!

Jul 14, 2013

i was very surprised at how much i liked this movie...

May 31, 2013

A light-hearted romantic comedy involving a lady of pleasure, wealthy men of various ages, a playboy, and a young , American woman in love in the time period of 1930. Some of the dialogues are fairly well written, and humorous. The happy ending is totally expected but still provides a decent closing. The cast and location of shoot, in Italy, are pretty good too.

Feb 11, 2011

A Good Woman has done nothing to convince me that Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson can act.

Tom Wilkinson is the only redeeming feature (and perhaps some of the scenery) of this film.

Don't bother

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May 31, 2013

Sexual Content: Mild suggestion of sexual intimacy but no nudity.

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