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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film)

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Genre  Comedy, Drama, Romance
Story by  Oscar Wilde
Country  United Kingdom United States
6.9/10 IMDb


Director  Oliver Parker
Screenplay  Oliver Parker
Duration  
Language  English
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Release date  17 May 2002 (2002-05-17) (US) 6 September 2002 (2002-09-06) (UK)
Based on  The Importance of Being Earnest  by Oscar Wilde
Writer  Oscar Wilde (play), Oliver Parker (screenplay)
Adapted from  The Importance of Being Earnest
Cast  Rupert Everett (Algernon Moncrieff („Algy“)), Colin Firth (John Worthing („Jack“)), Reese Witherspoon (Cecily), Judi Dench (Lady Bracknell), Tom Wilkinson (Dr. Chasuble), Frances O'Connor (Gwendolen Fairfax)
Similar movies  Bruce Almighty, The Talented Mr. Ripley, 27 Dresses, Bridget Jones's Diary, Down to You, The Dreamers
Tagline  Everybody Loves Ernest... But Nobody's Quite Sure Who He Really Is.

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The Importance of Being Earnest is a 2002 British-American romantic comedy-drama film directed by Oliver Parker, based on Oscar Wilde's classic comedy of manners play The Importance of Being Earnest. The original music score is composed by Charlie Mole. The film grossed about $8.4 million in North America.

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Cast

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  • Rupert Everett as Algernon "Algy" Moncrieff
  • Colin Firth as John "Jack" Worthing/Ernest
  • Frances O'Connor as Gwendolen Fairfax
  • Reese Witherspoon as Cecily Cardew
  • Judi Dench as Lady Bracknell
  • Tom Wilkinson as Dr Chasuble
  • Anna Massey as Miss Prism
  • Edward Fox as Lane
  • Patrick Godfrey as Merriman
  • Critical reception

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    Roger Ebert of the Chicago Sun-Times awarded the film three out of four stars, saying the actors were well cast, and performed well.

    The Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) movie scenes

    On review aggregate website Rotten Tomatoes, as of September 2012, the film holds a 58% approval rating, with the consensus "Oliver Parker's adaptation of Oscar Wilde's classic play is breezy entertainment, helped by an impressive cast, but it also suffers from some peculiar directorial choices that ultimately dampen the film's impact."

    Box office performance

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    The Importance of Being Earnest grossed $8,384,929 domestically and $8,906,041 internationally for a worldwide total of $17,290,970, making the film a moderate box office success based on its $15 million budget.

    Awards and nominations

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    The film won the 2003 Italian National Syndicate of Film Journalists's Silver Ribbon award for Best Costume Design, the movie's costumes being designed by Maurizio Millenotti.

    The Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) movie scenes

    Reese Witherspoon was nominated for a Teen Choice Award (Choice Actress – Comedy) for her performance as Cecily.

    References

    The Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) Wikipedia
    The Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) IMDbThe Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) Rotten TomatoesThe Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) Roger EbertThe Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) MetacriticThe Importance of Being Earnest (2002 film) themoviedb.org


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