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The Importance of Being Earnest
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The Importance of Being Earnest 2002

From Amazon: Starring Reese Witherspoon (LEGALLY BLONDE), Colin Firth (BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY), and Rupert Everett (MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING), here is the hilarious adventure of two dashing young bachelors and the outrageous deceptions they find themselves in over love! Whenever Worthing (Firth) wants to leave his dull country life behind, he makes visits to the city posing as his fictitious "brother" Ernest. There, he becomes smitten with the ravishing Gwendolen (Frances O'Connor, A.I.). But when Worthing is in town, his playboy pal Algy (Everett) is in the country and falling for Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Witherspoon) -- while also...

Directed By:
Oliver ParkerOliver Parker
Written By:
Oliver ParkerOliver Parker
Colin FirthColin Firth
Rupert EverettRupert Everett
No image existsFrances O'Connor
Reese WitherspoonReese Witherspoon
Judi DenchJudi Dench
Tom WilkinsonTom Wilkinson
No image existsAnna Massey
No image existsEdward Fox

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The Importance of Being Earnest Movie Review by Zara (4/3/2007)

This is an OK movie, but Witherspoon is really poorly cast. I still think she's better when she's playing rough around the edges characters.

The cast is mainly English and the actors are top quality, but the movie feels forced because of it trying to cater to a modern day audience.

This would be a good back-up movie, but...

(complete The Importance of Being Earnest review by Zara)

The Importance of Being Earnest Movie Review by Jessica Film Junkie (3/31/2007)

One of Oscar Wilde's greatest works is almost perfectly pulled off in this screen adaptation.

The casting is good, though the obviously not British Reese Witherspoon is a questionable choice for Cecily.

The other actors shine in this comedy about names, birthrights and sex. Wilde's words remain as deliciously bad today...

(complete The Importance of Being Earnest review by Jessica Film Junkie)

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