The Importance of Being Earnest (2002) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Oliver Parker, 2002

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The Importance of Being Earnest
Oscar Wilde, 1895

The Importance of Being Earnest is a movie directed by Oliver Parker in 2002 and based on the book of the same name by Oscar Wilde, first published in 1895. The movie features Rupert Everett, Reese Witherspoon, Colin Firth, Judi Dench, Frances O’Connor, Anna Massey, and others.

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RATING

6.8

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Movie Poster: The Importance of Being Earnest (Oliver Parker, 2002)

8.3

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Book Cover: The Importance of Being Earnest (Oscar Wilde, 1895)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Importance of Being Earnest, the 1895 book by Oscar Wilde.

The Importance of Being Earnest

Read by: B.J. Harrison

Storyline

In this adaptation of Oscar Wilde’s play about fake identities, two gentlemen in 1890s London use the same pseudonym, Ernest, for their secret courtship activities. Chaos ensues when both men find themselves face-to-face and have to explain who they really are.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Importance of Being Earnest, the 2002 movie by Oliver Parker

Year

2002

Minutes

97

Movie Rate

6.80

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Importance of Being Earnest

Country: UK

Year: 2002

Length: 1h37m

Cover of The Importance of Being Earnest, the 1895 book by Oscar Wilde

Year

1895

Pages

76

Book Rate

8.36

S: Goodreads

Book

The Importance of Being Earnest

Country: UK

First published in: 1895

Length: 76 pages

Genre: Play

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