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The Importance of Being Earnest

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Released May 22nd, 2002, 'The Importance of Being Earnest' stars Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon The PG movie has a runtime of about 1 hr 37 min, and received a score of 60 (out of 100) on Metacritic, which compiled reviews from 30 knowledgeable critics.

Interested in knowing what the movie's about? Here's the plot: "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."

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