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The Importance of Being Earnest

3 Ratings: 4.3
A movie directed by Oliver Parker

Splendidly adapted from the wittiest play in the English language,The Importance of Being Earneststars Colin Firth as an English gentleman who pretends to be his own brother, named Ernest, so he can enjoy himself in the city without besmirching his reputation … see full wiki

Director: Oliver Parker
Genre: Comedy
3 reviews about The Importance of Being Earnest
review by . October 25, 2010
Oscar Wilde is undoubtably a great witty playwright and his play The Importance of Being Earnest is properly considered to be one of his greatest productions. All of the actors in this film capture the spirit and wit and acceptable silliness of the play, and it is well worth while viewing it.     Two men think that they need to use false names. One calls himself Earnest whenever he leaves his country home and goes into the city to have fun. The other uses a fictitious name to …
review by . June 12, 2010
posted in Movie Hype
A fun period comedy, The Importance of Being Earnest is filled with biting lines and funny twists and turns. Despite some longwinded lines, the film has a very fast, upbeat pace that makes it constantly engaging. This is a more intelligent and witty version of modern romantic comedies.
review by . November 14, 2002
Oscar Wilde's THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING ERNEST continues to enjoy the top shelf of popular comedies. It is written with great wit, irony, memorable lines, dextrous manipulation of the English language, and delicious entertainment. When the cast for this reincarnation of the comedy on film includes such luminaries as Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Frances O'Connor, Edward Fox and (yes...) Reese Witherspoon, then the product promises to be the penultimate presentation. …
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