A Good Woman
A Good Woman (2006)

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… More

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Rated: PG
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Release Date: February 3, 2006
DVD Release Date: June 13, 2006
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Critic Score: 37% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: This adaptation of Wilde's Lady Windermere's Fan lacks bite due to liberties taken with the source material, coupled with uneven performances.

Liam Lacey
Globe and Mail

... willfully odd movie ...

Mick LaSalle
San Francisco Chronicle

Something is wrong with A Good Woman: The lightning never strikes. It's never quite alive.

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Keith Phipps
AV Club

A wet teabag of a movie.

Stephen Whitty
Newark Star-Ledger

Wilde isn't supposed to be lovely, or charming. He's supposed to be funny, wicked, rude and as full of serious feeling as a lavender butterfly.

Rex Roberts
Film Journal International

Sermonizes in the manner Wilde satirized; the movie bends over backwards to assure the audience that marriage and monogamy, the butt of jokes throughout, are just and right.

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Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

A Good Woman suffers from a staggeringly bad miscasting of its central role and from a cut-and-paste screenplay that substitutes random insertions of Wilde epigrams for character.

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Lou Lumenick
New York Post

A Good Woman is such a dreary affair that it makes you wonder whether the last Wilde adaptation -- the critically lambasted The Importance of Being Earnest with Reese Witherspoon -- was really that bad after all.

Camerin Courtney
Christianity Today

If you enjoy the charming wit of films such as An Ideal Husband or Enchanted April, you'll probably be Wilde about A Good Woman.

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Flixster Audience Score: 49% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A woman suspects her husband of infidelity when an older woman who has a sullied reputation comes to town. Why do modern directors and writers think they are… More
Alice Shen
The tone of this adaptation is sooo serious and strips away much of Oscar Wilde's bombastic wit. Stephen Campbell Moore is my new It Guy.
Albert Kim
What a strange title... almost all the women pissed me off in this movie. I take that back; all the characters pissed me off. There is so much deceit, cheating,… More
Dann Michalski
Based on a play by Oscar Wilde, A Good Woman is a satirical comedy set in the 1930s. The story follows a seductress, who preys upon rich men, as she heads for… More
Film Crazy
its an alright film
Mark Abell
Not as literary minded as some who may have previously reviewed this, I will not be comparing this to the Oscar Wilde original on which it was based. It is… More

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