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The Importance of Being Earnest

Two young gentlemen living in 1890s England use the same pseudonym ("Ernest") on the sly, which is fine until they both fall in love with women using that name, which leads to a comedy of mistaken identities...

Details

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Released: May 17th, 2002
Budget: N/A
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-- General Information --
Rating: PG
Runtime: 94 Minutes
Genres: Comedy / Drama / Romance
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The Importance of Being Earnest Main Cast

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Rupert Everett
Rupert Everett
plays Algernon 'Algy' Moncrieff
Colin Firth
Colin Firth
plays John 'Jack' Worthing
Frances O'Connor
Frances O'Connor
plays Gwendolen Fairfax
Reese Witherspoon
Reese Witherspoon
plays Cecily Cardew
Judi Dench
Judi Dench
plays Lady Augusta Bracknell
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (factual errors): In the scene where Algy comes upon his servants playing music together, the banjo shown is a modern "bluegrass style" banjo with 5 strings and a resonator. At the time this movie was set, the banjo was a popular instrument, but it would have been the 4 string, open backed type.
  • Actress Finty Williams, who plays Lady Bracknell as a young dancer, is the daughter of Dame Judi Dench, who plays the older Lady Bracknell.
  • Movie Goof (continuity error): When Miss Prism opens Dr. Chasuble's portfolio, the second drawing from the top is partially folded, but when she examines it in the next shot, the drawing is neat and unbent in the stack.
  • The scenes where Rupert Everett slaps Colin Firth on his rear end and where Everett kisses Firth's cheek were ad libs. Director Oliver Parker thought Firth's stunned reaction was so humorous he decided to leave them in.
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