Sunday, 8 January 2017

A Good Woman (2004)

While retaining her secret identity, the illustrious Mrs. Erlynne saves Lady Windemere from making a grand social faux-pas with the scoundrelly Lord Darlington.

This Oscar Wilde adaptation is nice to look at with its Italian surroundings and neatly costumed stars, but it fully misses the original's excitement and wit; instead, the audience is showered with a cascade of the author's aphorisms (and not just from the play, but from all other sources as well).

Maltin**: "Ill-conceived version..."

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