The Importance Of Being Earnest

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On DVD: November 19, 2002

1h 40m | Comedy

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: Miramax Films
Producer(s): Barnaby Thompson, Uri Fruchtmann
Cast: Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Edward Fox, Patrick Godfrey, Charles Kay
Writer(s): Olver Parker
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