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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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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