Importance of Being Earnest, The (2002) - Synopsis

Importance of Being Earnest, The (2002) - Synopsis imageTwo young gents living in the 1890's England have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement in their lives. Worthing (Colin Firth) has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the ravishing Gwendolyn (Frances O'Connor). Montcrieff (Rupert Everett) decides to take the name "Earnest" when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Reese Witherspoon) at the country manor. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered - threatening to spoil their romantic persuits.
The Importance Of Being Earnest, Oscar Wilde's hilarious and most cherished play, will be released in the spring of 2002. It re-unites the team of director / writer Oliver Parker and producer Barnaby Thompson, who brought to the screen the critically-acclaimed, An Ideal Husband (1999).

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