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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...

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Released: May 17th, 2002
Budget: N/A
Revenue: N/A

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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  • While Reese Witherspoon was learning her English accent for this movie, her husband, Ryan Phillippe was learning a Scottish accent for his role in Gosford Park. The person who picked it up fastest? Their daughter Ava.
  • 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.
  • The business with "Ernest's" bill at the Savoy and the money collectors coming to Jack's country home is taken from a scene cut from the play prior to its publication.
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