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The Importance of Being Earnest

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  • Posted April 1, 2014

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedy about two friends us

    The Importance of Being Earnest is a comedy about two friends using the same pseudonym ("Ernest") for their on-the-sly activities. Of course, things don't go quite as planned, and the result is comical. This film, based on a classic play, is hilarious. I couldn't stop laughing. The characters are enjoyable. The entire cast gave a great performance; I especially enjoyed the performances of Rupert Everett and Colin Firth. I would highly recommend this film to anyone; it's very funny and overall a good, pleasant story.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 1, 2014

    A hilarious film based off the book by Oscar Wilde. I do not kno

    A hilarious film based off the book by Oscar Wilde. I do not know how close to the book it was, since I have not read the book, but I can honestly say it is one of the best romantic comedies I have seen thus far. It's hard to sum up the plot, but I shall do my best. There is a man who lives in the country by the name of John or "Jack", but in the city he is known as a man named Earnest. He meets a man in the city named Algernon who has a money problem. Algernon learns of Jack's fake identity and decides to show up at Jack's country home as the long lost brother named Earnest to settle his money problems. Jack is in love with a city girl, and she thinks hes name is Earnest, and Algernon falls for Jack's ward Cecily, and of-course the ward thinks Algernon is Earnest. Of-course both women adore the name Earnest. Things get messy when the men's separate lovers discover their real identities. Will Jack and Algernon be able to win back the love of their women, even though their names are not Earnest? Well you'll have to watch the movie to find out, and I highly recommend you do. For I could not stop laughing at the hilarity of this film.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    The Important of Being Earnest Can a con come back at you? Just

    The Important of Being Earnest
    Can a con come back at you? Just one of the lessons you can learn when watching THE IMPORTANT OF BEING EARNEST. This is a awesome movie. Very well done, a movie you that you are always thinking "uh oh there going to get in trouble." The music goes great with this movie. Must watch, you will enjoy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2014

    Very funny and light, especially if you want to relax after a ha

    Very funny and light, especially if you want to relax after a hard week. The music is great and will stick in your head.Prepare to hum.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A huge fan!

    I just adore this movie. I watched it for the first time this year and I have fallen immediately in love with it. It is laugh out loud fun with all the romance that you could ask for. I love seeing this side of Colin Firth. What talent!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Cute and Witty

    I love movies that have a lot of forshadowing. Everyone in this movies is great. I thought is one of the best movies ever made.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Importance of THIS

    Everyone who saw this movie that I have talked to said that it was GREAT! Colin Firth and Rupert Everet are sexy as ever and the fun of seing them sing to their ladies is NOT TO BE MISSED! TOO MUCH FUN! I definitely recommend it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A CLASS ACT!

    This is one of the BEST films of the year! What a marvelous surprise to see Colin Firth smiling, laughing, and singing! He is superb! It is hard to believe that he is the same actor who smoldered intensely without saying more than a few words in the brilliant BBC/A&E production of ''Pride and Prejudice.'' Colin Firth won our hearts then as the aloof but passionate ''Mr. Darcy'' and he is winning our hearts again as the lighthearted, guitar-strumming Jack/Earnest Worthing. The entire cast is fabulous, especially Judy Dench. Such lavish sets and attention to details. Our whole family enjoyed this film, even our youngest boy (age 5). There is a slight twist at the very end of the film which differed from Oscar Wilde's play. This may not make Oscar Wilde-purists too happy. Get the DVD version so you can listen to director Oliver Parker's commentary, and his explanations of the various scenes he added and the little twist in the end. Highly recommended!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    JOB WELL DONE

    ''The Importance of Being Earnest'' ia a well crafted film considering it had to follow in the foot steps of other great movies sharing it's title and the theatrical masterpiece by Oscar Wilde. I thought Rupert Everet and Colin Firth played incredibly well off of eachother. I've read that the actors have had their differences in the past, but they seemed to put that aside for this film, and it paid off. Judi Dench was hilarious, as was Rease Witherspoon. But the best part was how well the clever and funny plot was recreated. Being as it was just released on video/dvd, I highly recommend that you go rent it now for a great laugh.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    delightful!!

    One of the best adaptations of Oscar Wilde's comic play!! It can only be described as ''DELIGHTFUL''!! A must see film.

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