A Good Woman ★★

So overwritten, with almost every single line of dialogue required to be some clever, Oscar Wildian turn of a phrase, which might work in the context of the witty playwright's original prose, but drops from the mouths of Helen Hunt and Scarlett Johansson like a ton of bricks. One or two might be believable in the course of a story, but British director Mike Barker's obvious play for cross-Atlantic appeal puts far too much faith in the dialogue to patch over A Good Woman's many dramatic failures. I could listen to Tom Wilkinson speak Wilde all day though.