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A Good Woman

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Overview

One of Oscar Wilde's most popular plays is given a new screen interpretation in this period comedy. In New York in the early '30s, Mrs. Erlynne Helen Hunt is a widow who lives comfortably through the largesse of several married men, and when she runs out of wealthy suitors in Manhattan, she decides to find greener pastures among the wealthy elite of Italy's Amalfi coast. Mrs. Erlynne sets her sights on Robert Windermere Mark Umbers, a wealthy Englishman who is married to the young, innocent and very beautiful Meg...
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Overview

One of Oscar Wilde's most popular plays is given a new screen interpretation in this period comedy. In New York in the early '30s, Mrs. Erlynne Helen Hunt is a widow who lives comfortably through the largesse of several married men, and when she runs out of wealthy suitors in Manhattan, she decides to find greener pastures among the wealthy elite of Italy's Amalfi coast. Mrs. Erlynne sets her sights on Robert Windermere Mark Umbers, a wealthy Englishman who is married to the young, innocent and very beautiful Meg Scarlett Johansson. Mrs. Erlynne gingerly tries to separate Robert from his wife and his money, fueling suspicions within Amalfi society as well as the audience that they are involved. Humiliated and ready to beat him at his own game, Meg begins to consider the advances of the handsome Lord Darlington Stephen Campbell Moore, one of her husband's close friends. In the midst of all the attempted infidelity, the genially eccentric Tuppy Tom Wilkinson struggles to win Mrs. Erlynne's hand, while only one of the interconnected parties know that she carries a shocking secret. A Good Woman was based on Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan, with its title drawn from that show's subtitle, "A Play About a Good Woman."
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Director and producer commentary; 16x9 widescreen; 5.1 Dolby Digital; English and Spanish subtitles; Trailers
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/13/2006
  • UPC: 031398185789
  • Original Release: 2004
  • Rating:

  • Source: Lions Gate
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen / Subtitled
  • Time: 1:33:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 26,519

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Helen Hunt Mrs. Erlynne
Scarlett Johansson Meg Windermere
Tom Wilkinson Tuppy
Stephen Campbell Moore Lord Darlington
Mark Umbers Robert Windermere
Milena Vukotic Contessa Lucchino
Diana Hardcastle Lady Plymdale
Roger Hammond Cecil
Jane How Mrs. Stutfield
John Standing Dumby
Giorgia Massetti Allessandra
Shara Orano Francesca
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
Arianna Mansi Stella's Maid 1
Camilla Bertocci Stella's Maid 2
Nichola Aigner Mrs. Gowper
Technical Credits
Mike Barker Director
Mark Albela Producer
Maurizio Argentieri Sound Mixer
Liam Badger Executive Producer
Kimberly Barnes Associate Producer
Pier Luigi Basile Art Director
Rupert Bessi Co-producer
John Bloomfield Costumes/Costume Designer
Mikael Borglund Executive Producer
Francesca Buffarello Makeup
Andrea Costantini Production Manager
Hilary Davis Executive Producer
Jimmy De Brabant Executive Producer
Michael Dounaev Executive Producer
Jonathan English Producer
John Evangelides Executive Producer
Neil Farrell Editor
Marco Greco Production Manager
Alan Greenspan Producer
Antonio Guadalupi Co-producer
Howard Himelstein Producer, Screenwriter
Duncan Hopper Executive Producer
John Hubbard Casting
Dan Hubbard Casting
Julie-Anne Lee Kinney Associate Producer
Alberto Mangiante Asst. Director
Richard Mitchell Score Composer, Musical Arrangement
Denise O'dell Co-producer
Anne Oldham Makeup
Rupert Preston Executive Producer
Sally Robinson Associate Producer
Rosabella Russo Makeup
Ben Scott Production Designer
Ben Seresin Cinematographer
Serenella Severini Consultant/advisor
Steven Siebert Producer
Lilia Trapani Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- A Good Woman
1. Infamous and Poor [4:04]
2. Perfect Fit [3:38]
3. Lord Darlington's Yacht [3:18]
4. For My Wife [4:20]
5. A Secret [4:10]
6. No Idea [4:08]
7. Being Seen [3:37]
8. Telegraph Office [2:55]
9. Quite a Show [4:09]
10. Night Cap [7:28]
11. A Birthday Surprise [3:24]
12. A Favor [2:25]
13. Making a Scene [3:11]
14. Last Party of the Season [2:41]
15. Italian Fashion [3:55]
16. Men and Women [5:31]
17. Husband's Plea [5:02]
18. Face to Face [6:09]
19. Last Night [4:54]
20. Only Witness [2:25]
21. Saying Goodbye [1:48]
22. Making Amends [:46]
23. Parting Gift [2:10]
24. End Credits [6:42]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- A Good Woman
   Play Movie
   Set Up
      Audio: English 5.1 (Dolby Digital)
      Audio: English 2.0 (Dolby Surround)
      Subtitles: English
      Subtitles: Spanish
      Subtitles Off
   Scene Selection
   Special Features
      Audio Commentary With Director Mike Barker and Producer Alan Greenspan: On/Off
      Trailers
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted December 31, 2010

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    Good

    I love Scarlett Johansson, she has her great acting moments and this is one of them. The whole movie was engaging, but I didn't like how that old lady came in and ruined things. But, hey, what's a story without some bumps in the road? And too bad I thought the guy who loved her but she didn't love was hotter than the guy she did love (her husband, of course)--they should've switched roles! Aghhh! But anyways, it was good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    So worth watching

    You'll need to pay attention not to miss the many lines in this beautiful film about new love's fragility, lost love's power, and intrigue amongst those who know nothing but think they do. Helen Hunt is seductive and different from any other role. Very good.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    All this, and Oscar Wilde!

    The sumptuous photography and terrific performances are the equal of Oscar Wilde's formidable dialogue. The nuances of the acting give the proper animation to the script.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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