Tuesday, January 31, 2006

"A Good Woman"

A charming new movie starring Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johannson and Tom Wilkinson that opens Friday. It's based on "Lady Windemere's Fan" by Oscar Wilde, and it's packed with many of Wilde's greatest bon mots. My favorite was perhaps this exchange:

"Bigamy is having one wife too many."
"So is monogamy."

It's sweet and romantic, but smart, too. The first hour has an interesting subtext about privacy that resonates in the Internet age, even though the movie is set in 1930.

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