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The Importance of Being Ernest
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3 Stars
The Importance of Being Ernest Poster
Primary Location: First Saw: In Theatre Saw at/with: at Showcase Orange
Rating: NR Year: 2002 Category: Romance Comedy
Director: Oliver Parker Time: 97 min. Writer: Oscar Wilde & Oliver Parker

Reviews
Mine: This is based on one of the greatest plays of all time. Strange how they felt they needed to change it so much, it was not a good idea. Still I enjoyed it. It is short and the actors all do a good job. But the rewrite looses much of the wit and does not add anything. A "stagier" adaptation would have been better. My guess is that the director/writer was afraid his direction skills were not up to a more faithful version. Still it has some chuckles.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: In 1890s London, two friends use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Hilarity ensues.
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Cast
Rupert Everett Rupert Everett as:
Algernon
Colin Firth Colin Firth as:
Jack
Frances O'Connor Frances O'Connor as:
Gwendolen
Reese Witherspoon Reese Witherspoon as:
Cecily
Judi Dench Judi Dench as:
Lady Bracknell
Tom Wilkinson Tom Wilkinson as:
Dr. Casuble
Anna Massey as:
Miss Prism
Edward Fox Edward Fox as:
Lane
Patrick Godfrey as:
Merriman