Tuesday, December 5, 2006

A Good Woman (2004)

I enjoyed this movie, which is based on an Oscar Wilde play called Mrs. Windermere’s Fan. Taken at face value, his works are witty and clever, and they usually have a good moral. But it is a little strange to get morals from Oscar Wilde—I always watch or read a little uneasily, as if it might all be a joke, one at my expense (or at the expense of all people who hold traditional values).

A Good Woman is more serious than The Importance of Being Earnest, but it still has some great quips. Like “I like America. Name me another society that's gone from barbarism to decadence without bothering to create a civilization in between.”

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