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The Importance of Being Earnest

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Original title
The Importance of Being Earnest
Year
Running time
97 min.
Country
United Kingdom United Kingdom
Director
Screenwriter
Oliver Parker (Play: Oscar Wilde)
Music
Charlie Mole
Cinematography
Tony Pierce-Roberts
Cast
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Producer
Co-production United Kingdom-United States; Miramax
Genre
Comedy. Drama. Romance | 19th Century
Movie Groups
Oscar Wilde Adaptations
New
Official Site
http://www.miramax.com/importanceofbeingearnest/index.html
Synopsis / Plot
Two young gents living in the 1890's England have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement in their lives. Jack Worthing (Colin Firth) lives in the country with his pretty ward Cecily Cardew (Reese Witherspoon). But in the city, he goes by the name of Ernest and is in love with Gwendolen Fairfax (Frances O'Connor). Miss Fairfax's cousin is Algernon Moncrieff (Rupert Everett), who, pretending to be Ernest, goes to the country and falls in love with Jack's ward Cecily. When they all come together, we have two men who claim to be Ernest and aren't and two girls who are in love with men named Ernest who aren't earnest.
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