An Ideal Husband

An Ideal Husband

DVD - 1999?
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Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, [1999?]
ISBN: 9780788818073
0788818074
Branch Call Number: 791.43617 Id2 21
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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sofa2001
Oct 14, 2016

A good adaptation. Not recommended for children, on account of some, ahem, material.

Froster Nov 29, 2014

A vain attempt to straighten out Oscar. Or at least tidy him up a bit. This adaptation takes out the obvious machinations of the play, and presents us with an extremely pallid "real" version. Why? The very definition of Wilde's art was in its artifice. That said, there are some saving graces. A delightfully witchy Julianne Moore (who keeps proving she can do ANYTHING). A lovely Cate Blanchett taking a cypher of a character and making you believe. But other eyebrows were way too arched. And why did I get the distinct impression that the cameraman was having a torrid affair with Rupert Everett?

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e278
May 23, 2014

“An Ideal Husband”:5; I quite dislike like English plays generally, and one's about their aristocracy-mingled-politics, while titillatingly complex and conniving, also disturbing in misplaced human values. I had to watch this one twice, and probably will again; I liked it so much. The droll wit worked, the writing was good, the characters were sturdy and the acting – all around – clarified human foibles with delight and sentiment. The heroes and heroines were shining, even when tarnished, but the villain... not someone one would want to know, but as she rode off – like the “lone-ranger”- one rather began to miss her.

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swyckl
Jul 11, 2012

I enjoyed this very much. Good for kids & adults. Well presented. Funny.

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