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The Importance of Being Earnest, 2002

The Importance of Being Earnest
Directed by: Oliver Parker
Written by: Oliver Parker
Language:  English
Country:  UK, USA
Runtime:  97 min
MPAA Rating:  PG
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The Importance of Being Earnest can be described as clever, witty, and feel good. The plot revolves around mistaken identities, social differences, and falling in love. Its comic aspect comes from verbal byplay and a comedy of errors. Its main genres are comedy, romance, and period. In terms of style, it features an all-star cast. In approach, it is realistic. It is located in England. It takes place in the Victorian era. It is adapted from a play. It is well suited for a girls' night, a date night, and a family outing.

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Rupert Everett and Reese Witherspoon in The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
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Colin Firth and Rupert Everett in The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)
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Colin Firth, Tom Wilkinson and Reese Witherspoon in The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

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In his second adaptation of an Oscar Wilde play, writer-director Oliver Parker (AN IDEAL HUSBAND) assembles... more

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Language: English
Country: UK, USA
Release date: 1 August 2002
Runtime: 97 min

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Rupert Everett Rupert Everett As Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff
Colin Firth Colin Firth As John 'Jack' Worthing
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The New York Times
For all its distractions and additions, The Importance of Being Earnest is still a reasonably entertaining costume comedy. Wilde's satirical voice may be muffled, but at least it is audible.
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by: Stephen Holden
Rolling Stone
Everett, whose scenes with Firth are a droll delight, nails every sly laugh. And Witherspoon adds her own legally blond American sparkle to this British party.
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a delightful adaptation
Wonderful adaptation of Oscar Wilde's play. The usual mix of love, social differences and mistaken identities, accompanied by Wilde's famous wit. Fans of Victorian period love films will not be disappointed.
17.August.2008 |  by: ani
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