The Importance of Being Earnest

Starring: Rupert Everett & Colin Firth Director: Oliver Parker  Rated: PG: Parental Guidance Suggested
The Importance of Being Earnest
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 37 minutes
  • Video: Color
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2002
  • Label: Miramax Lionsgate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Anamorphic Widescreen - 2.35
  • Aspect Ratio: Letterbox - 1.85
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English
  • Additional Release Material:
    • Featurette
    • Audio Commentary: Oliver Parker - Director
    • Making Of: THE MAKING OF THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST
  • Interactive Features:
    • Scene Access
    • Interactive Menus

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Entertainment Reviews:

Film Comment - 05/01/2002
"...[Dench's] gift for constructively dominating a scene can't be overpraised..."
Movieline's Hollywood Life - 06/01/2002
"...Wilde's wit breaks through, and the lavish sets and costumes beguile the eye..."
Rolling Stone - 06/06/2002
"...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..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/22/2002
"...The entire cast is enjoyable....There are some glorious sets and costumes..."
Box Office - 06/01/2002
"...[The cast] is a dream assemblage....[Witherspoon's] beauty, poise and insouciance make her the center of attention in every scene she's in..."
Variety - 05/20/2002
"...Fitting comfortably with the otherwise Brit cast, Witherspoon instantly flashes her charm..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 07/28/2002
"...[A] witty, stylish adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic comedy..."
Sight and Sound - 09/01/2002
"...The casting and performances do enjoyable justice to the text....Consistently entertaining..."

Product Description:

The Importance Of Being Earnest

Starring Reese Witherspoon (LEGALLY BLONDE), Colin Firth (BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY), and Rupert Everett (MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING), here is the hilarious adventure of two dashing young bachelors and the outrageous deceptions they find themselves in over love! Whenever Worthing (Firth) wants to leave his dull country life behind, he makes visits to the city posing as his fictitious "brother" Ernest. There, he becomes smitten with the ravishing Gwendolen (Frances O'Connor, A.I.). But when Worthing is in town, his playboy pal Algy (Everett) is in the country and falling for Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Witherspoon) -- while also impersonating Ernest! Pandemonium ensues when these two would-be Ernests find themselves face-to-face and in the predicament of explaining who they really are!

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The Importance Of Being Earnest
Starring Reese Witherspoon (LEGALLY BLONDE), Colin Firth (BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY), and Rupert Everett (MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING), here is the hilarious adventure of two dashing young bachelors and the outrageous deceptions they find themselves in over love! Whenever Worthing (Firth) wants to leave his dull country life behind, he makes visits to the city posing as his fictitious "brother" Ernest. There, he becomes smitten with the ravishing Gwendolen (Frances O'Connor, A.I.). But when Worthing is in town, his playboy pal Algy (Everett) is in the country and falling for Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Witherspoon) -- while also impersonating Ernest! Pandemonium ensues when these two would-be Ernests find themselves face-to-face and in the predicament of explaining who they really are!

Plot Keywords:

England | Live-Action | London, England | Love Story | Period Piece | Theatrical Release

Production Notes:

  • Theatrical release: May 22, 2002 (NY/LA)
    May 31, 2002 (EXPANDS)

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  • UPC: 031398137610
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