In his second adaptation of an Oscar Wilde play, writer-director Oliver Parker (AN IDEAL HUSBAND) assembles a peerless cast to engage in this witty comedy of manners and mistaken identity. In 1890s London, rakish Algernon Montcrieff (Rupert Everett, who also starred in HUSBAND) runs into his friend, Jack Worthing (Colin Firth), who is in town to propose marriage to Algy's wildly romantic cousin, Gwendolen (Frances O'Connor). When returning a cigarette case to Jack, Algy reads the inscription, and discovers his friend has two secrets. Jack has created a devilish younger brother/alter ego called "Ernest" to hide his own misdeeds, and has a beautiful young ward named Cecily (Reese Witherspoon), whom he wants to keep clear of the roguish Algy. While Jack deals with the large obstacle standing between him and Gwendolen--namely, her mother, the imposing Lady Bracknell (a wonderfully imperious Judi Dench)--Algy devises a way to meet Cecily. The confusion and hilarity come to a peak when Algy arrives at Jack's country manor posing as Ernest in order to woo Cecily, and Gwendolen runs away to the country to be with Jack--whom she knows as Ernest. The stellar cast and Wilde's clever words make for genuine entertainment.
Language : English
Package Dimensions : 7.32 x 4.19 x 1.12 inches; 6.13 Ounces
Director : Oliver Parker
Run time : 1 hour and 37 minutes
Release date : April 8, 2003
Date First Available : January 10, 2007
Actors : Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench
Studio : Miramax
Producers : Barnaby Thompson, David Brown, Uri Fruchtmann
ASIN : B00008DDU0
Writers : Oliver Parker, Oscar Wilde
- UPC 0786936196559
- Brand Miramax
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