• The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) Rating & Reviews

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  • The important thing about "The Importance" is that all depends on the style of the actors, and Oliver Parker's film is well cast. show more

  • Hearing Wilde's pithy lines in her mouth -- ''London society is full of women of the very highest birth who have, of their own free choice, remained 35 for years'' -- is worth the ticket price. In the end it's Dench who reminds us of the importance of enjoying Oscar Wilde. show more

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

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