The Importance of Being Earnest
2/4/2009, reviewed by Amanda Evans
Much more off-beat than An Ideal Husband, some might use the word weird in relation to this movie. It has the same British tongue-in-cheek humor as that admirable movie, the same hilarious comments, but on the whole it is distinctly more trivial. While An Ideal Husband has trivial characters and trivial lines, it also has a worthy story of friendship and sacrifice at its heart. This movie is just about, well, being Earnest!
You might remember a line from the venerable Mr. Collins in Pride and Prejudice about it being a practice of elegant females to repeatedly refuse the addresses of a man they secretly mean to accept. The females in this are very elegant. If you like British humor you might get a kick out of how the way women interact with the men they love is exaggerated in this movie.
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