The importance of being earnest

Published 2002
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Algernon is a gentlemen from a wealthy family. Algernon's close friend Jack, has a ward, Cecily. Both Algernon and Jack have created alter egos to make life more interesting. Algernon arrives for a weekend visit in the country posing as Earnest. Having heard of Earnest's misadventures, Cicely has developed an infatuation with the rogue, and Algernon's impersonation of him works famously on Cicely. Meanwhile, Algernon's cousin, Gwendolyn, arrives for the weekend, and is startled to discover Jack is also there -- except that she knows him as bad-boy Earnest. So just who really is who?

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[Montreal] : Alliance Atlantis, ©2002.
1 videodisc (93 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
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Importance of being earnest (Motion picture : 2002)
Based on the play by Oscar Wilde.
Special features: feature commentary; the making-of "The importance of being Earnest"; behind the scenes.
Director of photography, Tony Pierce-Roberts ; editor, Guy Bensley ; music, Charlie Mole ; costume designer, Maurizio Millenotti ; production designer, Luciana Arrighi ; producer, Barnaby Thompson ; screenplay writer, Oliver Parker ; director, Oliver Parker.
Rupert Everett, Colin Firth, Frances O'Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench, Tom Wilkinson, Anna Massey, Edward Fox.
DVD, 5.1 Dolby digital, widescreen version (2.35:1).
English or French dialogue; closed-captioned.
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