The Importance of Being EarnestDVD - 2011
"...resonates and inspires rapid fire bouts of laughter."--Chicago Tribune
"***1/2 Recommended."--Video Librarian
Two English gentlemen use the same trick when meeting women, by saying their name is Ernest. Everything is going well until both men fall in love with the same girl, using the same a.k.a. Special features include: commentary with Director Oliver Parker, and the Making Of The Importance Of Being Ernest Behind-the-scenes Featurette.
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Jack: Good heavens, I suppose a man may eat his own muffins in his own garden.
Algy: But you have just said it was perfectly heartless to eat muffins!
Jack: I said it was perfectly heartless of YOU under the circumstances. That is a very different thing.
Algy: That may be, but the muffins are the same!
Jack: Algy, you're always talking nonsense.
Algy: It's better than listening to it.
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Starring Reese Witherspoon (Legally Blonde), Colin Firth (Bridget Jones's Diary) and Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding), here is the hilarious adventure of two dashing young bachelors and the outrageous deceptions they find themselves in over love! Whenever Worthing (Firth) wants to leave his dull country life behind, he makes visits to the city posing as his fictitious 'brother' Ernest. There he becomes smitten with the ravishing Gwendolen (Frances O'Connor - A.I.). But when Worthing is in town, his playboy pal Algy (Everett) is in the country and falling for Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Witherspoon) - while also impersonating Ernest! Pandemonium ensues when these two would-be Ernests find themselves face to face and in the predicament of explaining who they really are!
Jack goes to London on a regular basis to meet his brother Earnest who actually does not exist instead he goes and pretends to be Earnest. Jacks friend Algy sees an opportunity to pose as Earnest to Jack's ward "Cecily" to get her to love him. In London Jack as Earnest has one over a girl "Gwendolen". So when the two girls colide and Jack and Algy are found out. it gets crazy
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