This Husband tries desperately to squeeze itself into the trim style of other bustle and bonnet faves, but it's a bad fit. Not good when you consider the film is based on a play by Oscar Wilde, the hottest dead playwright this side of Shakespeare. Set in 1890's England, the story hinges on Northam, the supposed moral center of Parliament. Unfortunately, we don't learn enough about him to care much.
The same goes for Moore, a seductive temptress from Vienna who tries to blackmail him on a project that could have repercussions for the entire British Empire. Considering the stellar cast, the source material and the timeliness of a piece about political scandal, this ought to be much better. But Blanchett and Driver don't have much to do, and the only real plus is Everett as a carefree nobleman. We want a divorce.
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