July 18, 2002
The Importance of Being Earnest

coverThe funniest movie I've seen in ages. Oscar Wilde's play amazingly never loses its impressive wry comic edge, no matter how much time passes. I laughed harder during this movie than I can remember laughing at any modern movie in years. My friend Susan and I went together and missed about half of the movie due to our laughter. It was a great feeling. The acting is fabulous--I would go see Colin Firth and Rupert Everett reading the phone book, never the less saying Wilde's lines. The two of them are so incredibly cute together. Reese Witherspoon holds her own, despite being on unsure footing. Frances O'Connor, who was so great in Mansfield Park, makes up the 4th member of the party. I'd go see this again in a heartbeat. Even if just to hear Rupert and Colin singing the credits out...

Posted by Alyssa at July 18, 2002 07:24 PM
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