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Title:
An ideal husband
Author:
Everett, Rupert.
Uniform Title:
Ideal husband (Motion picture)
Publication Information:
Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment, [1999]
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (99 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Chieveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old, and, for him, takes the whole thing pretty seriously.
General Note:
Based on the play of the same title by Oscar Wilde.

Originally released as a motion picture 1999.

Includes a production featurette.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
Rated PG-13.
Geographic Term:
ISBN:
9780788818073
UPC:
096009785192
Format :
DVD

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A romantic and sentimental comedy set at the turn of the 19th century, An Ideal Husband delves into themes of love, passion, and betrayal among the aristocracy. Sir Robert Chiltern (Jeremy Northam), a brilliant politician and a perfect gentleman, is the ideal husband for the charming Lady Chiltern (Cate Blanchett). They have a widely envied marriage until charming Mrs. Cheveley (Julianne Moore) appears with the intention of revealing a dark secret from Chiltern's past. When his world seems to be falling apart, Chiltern turns to his lifelong friend Lord Arthur Goring (Rupert Everett), the most eligible bachelor in town. Goring soon finds himself caught up in a web of lies, temptations, and secret liaisons. Furthermore, the persistent charms of Sir Robert's sister Mabel (Minnie Driver) are becoming a serious threat to his much-cherished bachelorhood. Using political intrigue and clever wit, An Ideal Husband draws a picture of a society struggling with issues still valid today. ~ Gönül Dönmez-Colin, Rovi