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      An Ideal Husband

      PG-13 1999 1 hr. 36 min. Romance Comedy List
      85% 67 Reviews Tomatometer 69% 10,000+ Ratings Audience Score Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam) is a respected government official and a loving husband. His friend, Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), is a notorious womanizer who lives a life of casual lounging, meaningless flirtations and multiple illicit affairs. But when old acquaintance Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore) arrives in London to stir up trouble, the lives of the two men become increasingly complicated and intertwined, and their true natures are revealed. Read More Read Less
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      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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      Rolla A I really liked this period drama, Cate Blanchett shines once again Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/24 Full Review Alec B An enjoyably witty farce. Rupert Everett is just perfection here. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/10/24 Full Review Ramn Argenis U Es buena película y adolescentes y gran película de ciencia ficción👍👍 Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 07/15/23 Full Review mike v An Ideal Husband is a 1999 British film based on the 1895 play. It was directed by Oliver Parker 👨🏽 It's ok, but I feel mixed about this one 😉 I'd recommend it if you like this genre, but if not then probably give it a miss 👍🏼👎🏼 S HE JUST DOESN'T KNOW IT YET Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member An enjoyably witty farce. Rupert Everett is just perfection here. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/13/23 Full Review steve d Not Wilde's best but it is entertaining. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 03/30/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Sight & Sound Parker's shuttlecock technique only succeeds in throwing Wilde's cascading rhythms seriously out of whack and makes it hard to attend to the language as fully as one would like. Jun 18, 2012 Full Review Time Out The bright, crisp design, Wilde's arch eloquence and a classy company help to camouflage the shortcomings. Mar 2, 2011 Full Review Owen Gleiberman Entertainment Weekly An enjoyable, minor, lustrously shot revamping of Oscar Wilde's play about the perpetually interlocked manners of love and deception. Rated: B Jul 7, 2010 Full Review James Hannaham Out Magazine As Arthur Goring -- "the idlest man in London" -- Rupert Everett sparkles brightest in the diamond necklace of Hollywood Brits adorning An Ideal Husband. May 27, 2022 Full Review Film4 Quality comedy with a sprinkling of romance, skilfully assembled by a director with a clear feel for the material. Performances are universally great and the dialogue, of course, is superb. Rated: 3.5/5 Jul 20, 2010 Full Review Maitland McDonagh TV Guide It's lavish, clever entertainment, a welcome opportunity to laugh without shame. Rated: 3.5/4 Jul 20, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam) is a respected government official and a loving husband. His friend, Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), is a notorious womanizer who lives a life of casual lounging, meaningless flirtations and multiple illicit affairs. But when old acquaintance Laura Cheveley (Julianne Moore) arrives in London to stir up trouble, the lives of the two men become increasingly complicated and intertwined, and their true natures are revealed.
      Director
      Oliver Parker
      Executive Producer
      Susan B. Landau, Ralph Kamp, Andrea Calderwood
      Screenwriter
      Oliver Parker
      Production Co
      Miramax
      Rating
      PG-13
      Genre
      Romance, Comedy
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 12, 2016
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $18.5M
      Sound Mix
      Surround