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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

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Starring (View all)
Frances O Frances O'Connor
Gwendolen
Judi Dench Judi Dench
Lady Bracknell
Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson
Dr. Chasuble
Anna Massey Anna Massey
Miss Prism
Edward Fox Edward Fox
Lane


Written by
Oliver Parker Oliver Parker
(screenplay)


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A good movie

7 years, 2 months ago at Sep 26 20:35
As may you have noticed, Iโ€™m not a huge fan of costume dramas. Indeed, I always have a hard time to care about the love life of the Victorian upper-class. I mean, come on, โ€˜Iโ€™m filthy rich, I donโ€™t do anything to make a living but itโ€™s so hard to end up with the person you really loveโ€ฆโ€™ just stop whining already. On the other hand, I always had a weak spot for Oscar Wilde because the... read more
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Description: Whenever Jack Worthing slips away to London from his Hertfordshire estate he says he is going to see his (fictitious) wayward brother Ernest. Once there he keeps his privacy by calling himself Ernest - luckily so as his beloved Gwendolen declares she could only love an Ernest. Her cousin Algy is the one person who knows Jack's secret and one day he travels down to the estate, announcing himself to Jack's attractive ward Cecily as bad brother Ernest. Cecily is much taken with him and with his name, so on Jack's return home and Gwendoen's unexpectedly arrival it becomes clear there are both too many and too few Ernests earnestly c ... (more)
Release date: 21 June 2002
UPC: 786936199291
Tags: Romance (14), Comedy (13), Drama (8), Oscar Wilde (7), Remake (7), 2000s (6), Infidelity (5), Literature (5), 2002 (5), Train (4), Comedy Of Errors (3), Based On Play (3), Love Story (3), Historical (3), Based On A Play (2), Based On Novel (2), Happy Ending (2), Guitar (2), Brother (2), Diary (2)
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" TITLE OF WRITTEN WORK: The Importance of Being Earnest, A Trivial Comedy for Serious People PUBLISHED FORMAT: play AUTHOR/CREATOR: Oscar Wilde ORIGINAL PUBLICATION YEAR: 1895 HAVE I READ: No NOTES: N/A "


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