An Ideal Husband

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 85%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 70%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 14


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Cate Blanchett as Susan Macarthy
Julianne Moore as Jane Russell 1
Minnie Driver as The 2nd Mrs. P
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MisterWhiplash 6 / 10 / 10

an ideal look back (or is it?)

I'm sure this movie is fine. It's got a terrific cast. It's from Oscar Wilde, so the wit is there even in the smallest moments (you can see that from the trailer). And it has excellent costumes and a decent score, but... Once again I discover a movie that I KNOW I saw not only in 1999 but in a theater, and... I have practically no memory of it. ... (2 minutes after typing this) Ah, just watched the trailer, I DID see this. I blame the blandness of Rupert Everett, who is not up to par exactly with the rest of the cast - and maybe a just everything I've done since the age of 15 has wiped this from my memories over the years - for this being a bit of a blur. But then again I saw a ton of movies in 1999, not to mention this came out right around end of June/beginning of July, and this one didn't quite stand out at the time. It may be worth another look since it's sophisticated and about the ways people do and definitely don't communicate, but considering it's not my kind of movie, it's okay. Should I see it again? hmm... well, there's this, and Julianne Moore looking delightful and beautiful and Cate Blanchett too, but then there's also Love & Friendship to watch again, which this looks like practically the same thing but only from a guy's POV, so... oh, and RIP Peter Vaughan, which is how I was reminded this exists.

Reviewed by SnoopyStyle 10 / 10 / 10

100 year old play not so funny to me

It's 1895 London. Lady Gertrude (Cate Blanchett) and Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam) are examples of the perfect political couple. Miss Mabel Chiltern (Minnie Driver) is his sister. He is a rising star in the government. Mrs Cheveley (Julianne Moore) coming from Vienna claims to have damning evidence of the origins of Lord Chiltern's wealth and career. She wants him to present a favorable report on a canal scheme swindle in Argentina, which she had invested heavily, to parliament. In desperation, Sir Chiltern turns to his best friend Lord Goring (Rupert Everett) who is an idle perpetual bachelor and hounded by his father to get married. Only Chiltern doesn't know that Goring used to be engaged to Cheveley. I think comedy is one of the most personal genre of storytelling. This 100 year old Oscar Wilde play may be hilarious back at the time and even hilarious to some really smart people today. For me, most of the humor is lost to me. There are a couple of chuckle worthy moments but mostly this is more of a personal thriller. In fact, I would like to see this done as a tense drama. Chiltern could feel the paranoia and the intensity of the pressures closing in. As a comedy, I could find no laughs.

Reviewed by Paul DesRoches 10 / 10 / 10

So this is Oscar Wilde....Wow, what a writer!! A visual treat, artfully delivered in every way!!

Although I've heard references to Oscar Wilde, I was not familiar with his work, much to my loss it is now decided. This movie, screenplay written based upon Mr. Wildes original work, is quintessentially English in every way, much like Downton Abbey of today's popularity. In fact it takes place in an earlier era, perhaps early 19th century, prior to electricity and horseless carriages, in a time when the English language used in discourse was employed in the highest articulation and most delicate insinuation, respectful of integrity, honor, and sensibility in personal interchanges, but fully pregnant with subtlety, deeper hidden meanings, and wileful if not guileful, wit. The story is not complex, but it is artfully constructed and beautifully played out by the highest quality acting that I have seen in a very long time. Rupert Everett, Cate Blanchett, Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver, John Wood, and even Peter Vaughn (as the butler) all contribute subtle but effective, and memorable performances in this wonderland of high British society. The comedic timing, the perfectly phrased and delivered lines all add to the impeccable artistry achieved in this film. The sets deliver the essence of sumptuously wealthy English domiciles imaginable, and rarely is a bare hand visible, as the ladies and gentlemen find the wearing of white gloves fashionable in the day. Ultimately, it is a story about love, affections, honor, human imperfection, friendship, wealthy aspirations and the ending of a bachelorhood, all woven together into a cloth of varying textures in a kaleidoscope of color, using the finest quality of threads (acting). This is simply a very lovely, very enjoyable, witty and visually stunning tale in a time long since left behind, that I found highly stimulating and fun to fall into for a while.

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