The Happy Prince

Release Date: October 10th, 2018

R |1 hr 45 min

Plot Summary

His body ailing, Oscar Wilde lives in exile, surviving on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him.

Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Emily Watson, Colin Morgan, Edwin Thomas, Tom Wilkinson, John Standing, Anna Chancellor

Director: Rupert Everett

Genres: Historical drama , Biography

Production Co: Concorde Filmverleih GmbH, Proximus, Palomar, Cine Plus, Cine Plus Filmproduktion, Lionsgate, Entre Chien et Loup, Bavaria Media GmbH, Sony Pictures Classics, RTBF, Raindog Films, BBC Films

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Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Dan CallahanTheWrap

    It finally matters very little that The Happy Prince is haphazardly written and awkwardly directed because Everett is an intelligent man who has a deep imaginative connection to Wilde and his wit and his cruising and his whole worldview. show more

  • 60
    David RooneyThe Hollywood Reporter

    Despite Everett's command in the central performance and a script liberally sprinkled with amusing bons mots, The Happy Prince generates only faltering dramatic momentum and a shortage of pathos. show more

  • 80
    Fionnuala HalliganScreen International

    Wilde’s mighty struggle with himself, with his heavenly talent and earthly lusts, and the meaning of it all resonates so strongly with the direction and performance that The Happy Prince is easily elevated past period Victoriana (and that wallpaper) to move and engage in equal parts. show more

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