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An Ideal Husband

Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when his ex wife, Laura Cheveley appears with evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert seeks advice from his bachelor friend, Lord Goring, which proves to further complicate things in this adaption of Oscar Wilde's play.
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New Times (L.A.) by Bill Gallo

The political, social, and linguistic adjustments Parker makes to this hugely entertaining Husband give it fresh relevance without betraying the original.
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Film.com by Elizabeth Weitzman

It still sounds pretty fresh: politicians scratching backs, loose ladies threatening to talk, careers balanced tremulously on the line
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Salon by Stephanie Zacharek

It all seems calculated to churn up excitement, a promise that there's lots of dazzle, glamour and intrigue to come. An Ideal Husband actually does deliver all those things, but mostly in a pleasurably understated way -- no need for the noisy signals.

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