Starring Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth and Rupert Everett, here is the hilarious adventure of two dashing young bachelors and the outrageous deception 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). 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!
- The Importance of Being Earnest review by BE
A most wonderfully entertaining presentation of Oscar Wilde's extremely witty and very funny play. I think it even surpasses the 1952 original, apart from Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell - Dame Edith Evans' portrayal could never be bettered - no more could Margaret Rutherford's Miss Prism. The film is a pure joy and delight and total escapism from the stresses of every day living.