Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 (Europe) or region Free DVD Player in order to play.
Oscar Wilde's The Importance Of Being Earnest revolves around the clever scheming of two friends, Algernon Moncrieff (Rupert Everett) and Jack Worthing (Colin Firth), both of whom lead double lives in order to increase their opportunities for pleasure. Jack, who lives in the country, comes to London as often as he can to look after his wicked invented brother Earnest, while Algernon creates an invalid friend called Bunbury, whose constant illnesses allow him to escape family pressures in London.
The pairs' deception leads to complications in their romantic lives when they are discovered by Cecily (Reese Witherspoon),Jack's ward whom Algernon is pursuing, and Gwendolyn (Frances O'Connor), Algernon's cousin whom Jack adores. Looming over everything and everyone is Gwendolyn's mother, Lady Bracknell (Judi Dench), a tyrannical figure with plots of her own to hatch. The pursuit of love, sex, money and social position lead all the characters into a series of hilarious entanglements.
Actors Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Edward Fox & Charles Kay Director Oliver Parker Certificate Universal Suitable for All Year 2002 Screen Widescreen 2.35:1 Anamorphic Languages English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Subtitles English Duration 1 hour and 34 minutes (approx) Region Region 2 - Will only play on European Region 2 or multi-region DVD players.