The Importance of Being Earnest DVD|
Rupert Everett and Colin Firth star in this adaptation of the classic Oscar Wilde play as two men in 1890s London who happily bend the truth in order to escape the dullness of their lives.from£5.15 | RRP:
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Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play Oscar Wilde&39;s The Importance Of Being Earnest revolves around the clever scheming of two friends Algernon Moncrieff (Rupert Everett) and Jack Worthing (Colin Firth) both of whom lead double lives in order to increase their opportunities for pleasure Jack who lives in the country comes to London as often as he can to look after his wicked invented brother Earnest while Algernon creates an invalid friend called Bunbury whose constant illnesses allow him to escape family pressures in London The pairs&39; deception leads to complications in their romantic lives when they are discovered by Cecily (Reese Witherspoon)Jack&39;s ward whom Algernon is pursuing and Gwendolyn (Frances O&39;Connor) Algernon&39;s cousin whom Jack adores Looming over everything and everyone is Gwendolyn&39;s mother Lady Bracknell (Judi Dench) a tyrannical figure with plots of her own to hatch The pursuit of love sex money and social position lead all the characters into a series of hilarious entanglements Actors Rupert Everett Colin Firth Frances O&39;Connor Reese Witherspoon Judi Dench Tom Wilkinson Anna Massey Edward Fox & Charles Kay Director Oliver Parker Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 2002 Screen Widescreen 2351 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (20) Subtitles English Duration 1 hour and 34 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players
Third screen adaptation of Oscar Wilde's comedy of errors (the first being the classic 1952 version with Michael Redgrave and the second being the US version made in 1992). Algernon Moncrieff (Rupert Everett) has discovered that he has a secret in common with his friend Jack Worthing (Colin Firth) - they both use alter egos when in a tight spot. However, when Algernon decides to pose as Jack's alter ego - a brother Earnest from London - for a weekend in the country, he finds that Jack's ward Cicely (Reese Witherspoon) has developed an infatuation with the mysterious brother; and now she has finally met him. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin Gwendolyne (Frances O'Connor) is also staying for the weekend and knows Jack as his alter ego. Gwendolyne's mother, the stern Lady Bracknell (Judi Dench), has to be convinced to give her blessing to the blossoming romances.
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