An Ideal Husband (1999)
Critic Consensus: Brevity is the soul of wit, eh? This adaptation gets to the nitty gritty of Wilde's stage piece and plays on eternal human foibles.
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as Arthur Goring
as Mrs. Cheveley
as Sir Robert Chiltern
as Lord Caversham
as Tommy Trafford
as Lady Markby
as Vicounte de Nanjac
as Sir Edward
as Miss Danvers
as Lady Basildon
as Lady Bracknell
as Miss Prism
as Canon Chasuble
as Oscar Wilde
as Baron Arnheim
as Young Mother
as M.P. No 1
as Sir Hugo Danforth
as M.P. No 2
as The Speaker
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Critic Reviews for An Ideal Husband
The bright, crisp design, Wilde's arch eloquence and a classy company help to camouflage the shortcomings.
An enjoyable, minor, lustrously shot revamping of Oscar Wilde's play about the perpetually interlocked manners of love and deception.
Smooth-flowing direction, a shrewdly pruned script and a top-flight ensemble cast that visibly relishes both the dialogue and one another's perfs make this a tony item for upscale, mature audiences.
Parker has made a sensible cinematic translation of Wilde's play, intercutting scenes which would have been played consecutively on the stage.
[I]t's likely that Mr. Wilde, who once wrote, 'A poet can survive anything but a misprint,' would have been less than thrilled with the result.
Audience Reviews for An Ideal Husband
Comedy about a 19th C. MP whose marriage comes under threat by blackmail
Great cast. Good plot.
everyone is good but Rupert Everett is brilliant!
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