Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Not-So-Gentle (Re)Viewer: The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

Directed by Oliver Parker, The Importance of Being Earnest is based on Oscar Wilde's comedy of the same name and is simply delightful, and I'm not just saying that because it stars Colin Firth.

The dialogue light and fun, though that should probably be credited to Wilde more than anyone else involved in the production. (Example: "I don't know whether there is anything particularly exciting about the air in this particular part of Hertfordshire, but the number of engagements that go on seem to me to be considerably above the proper average that statistics have laid down for our guidance.")

In addition, the casting is excellent, making an incredibly entertaining film. Though there are some modern additions to the plot that include a tattoo parlor, they make sense with what is going on in the rest of the film.

I would highly recommend this film.

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