The Importance Of Being Earnest

Genre:  Comedy
Running Time:  100 min.
Release Date: May 24, 2002
DVD: November 19, 2002

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


Two young gents living in 1890s England have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing (Firth) has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the ravishing Gwendolyn (O’Connor). Montcrieff (Everett) decides to take the name "Earnest" when visiting Worthing’s young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Witherspoon) at the country manor.

Things go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered – threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits.

Director: Oliver Parker
Studio: Alliance Films
Producer(s): Uri Fruchtmann, Barnaby Thompson
Screenplay: Olver Parker
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