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The Importance of Being Earnest

EVERYBODY LOVES ERNEST… BUT NOBODY’S QUITE SURE WHO HE REALLY IS.¬†

Two Victorian gentlemen, Algy Moncrieff and Jack Worthing (Rupert Everett, Colin Firth), pursue the ladies of their dreams in a less than honest manner, but they’re about to learn the importance of being earnest. Oliver Parker got back together with Everett for their second Oscar Wilde adaptation; much like An Ideal Husband (1999), this one is spirited, perhaps even a little too gimmicky at times. But that’s a minor quibble in light of the two charming star performances. Pleasant locations add to the fun, as well as the satire of Victorian mores, as represented by Judi Dench, an impossibly strict Lady Bracknell.¬†

2002-Britain-U.S. 94 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed by¬†Oliver Parker. Play: Oscar Wilde. Cast: Rupert Everett (Algernon Moncrieff), Colin Firth (Jack Worthing), Frances O’Connor (Gwendolen Fairfax), Reese Witherspoon (Cecily Cardew), Judie Dench, Tom Wilkinson… Edward Fox.

 

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