A Good Woman
First screened in February 2016
Director: Mike Barker. Cast: Helen Hunt, Scarlett Johansson, Stephen Campbell Moore, Mark Umbers, Tom Wilkinson, Milena Vukotic, Diana Hardcastle, John Standing, Roger Hammond, Giorgia Massetti, Shara Orano, Augusto Zucchi. Screenplay: Howard Himelstein (based on the play Lady Windermere's Fan by Oscar Wilde). Twitter Capsule:
Never quite sparkles and doesn't convincingly darken. Hunt, miscast, does try. Despite these flaws, still kind of fun.
Wilde adaptations are rare nowadays, as are any films in heightened theatrical idioms. Rarer still are movies that put up interesting fights against apparent miscasting. But beyond that...