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The Importance of Being Earnest (2002)

PG 05/17/2002 (US) ComedyDramaHistoryRomance 1h 37m
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Everybody Loves Ernest... But Nobody's Quite Sure Who He Really Is.


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...

  1. Oliver Parker

    Director, Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. Rupert Everett

    Rupert Everett

    Algernon “Algy” Moncrieff

  2. Colin Firth

    Colin Firth

    John “Jack” Worthing

  3. Reese Witherspoon

    Reese Witherspoon

    Cecily Cardew

  4. Judi Dench

    Judi Dench

    Lady Bracknell

  5. Tom Wilkinson

    Tom Wilkinson

    Dr. Chasuble

  6. Frances O'Connor

    Frances O'Connor

    Gwendolen Fairfax

  7. Anna Massey

    Anna Massey

    Miss Laetitia Prism

  8. Edward Fox

    Edward Fox


  9. Patrick Godfrey

    Patrick Godfrey


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The Importance of Being Earnest
The Importance of Being Earnest

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $15,000,000.00

Revenue $17,300,000.00


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