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PG| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Two young gents have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing (Colin Firth) has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull life behind to visit Gwendolyn (Frances O'Connor). Montcrieff (Rupert Everett) decides to take the name Earnest when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Reese Witherspoon). Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered.

Cast: Rupert Everett , Colin Firth , Frances O'Connor , Reese Witherspoon , Judi Dench , Tom Wilkinson , Anna Massey , Edward Fox

Director: Oliver Parker

Genres: Comedy drama

Distributor: Miramax Films

The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Release Date: May 22nd, 2002|1 hr. 37 min.

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  • 70
    Peter Travers 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. show more

  • 25
    Mick LaSalle San Francisco Chronicle

    The result is a frustrating, boring mess. show more

  • 63
    Carrie Rickey Philadelphia Inquirer

    Despite good taste and good will, this romp through Victorian parlors frequently falls flat on its rump. show more

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