The Importance Of Being Ernest

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The Importance of Being Earnest was written by Oscar Wilde, directed by Oliver Parker and produced by Barnaby Thompson, David Brown and Leri Fruchtman. The movie stars some of today's most famous movie stars and some unknown. Colin Firth plays the role of John (Jack) Worthing, he plays it well and was fit for the character, although the book makes him seem younger. He was also seen in the King’s Speech and Kingsman: The Secret Service. Rupert Everett plays Algernon (Algy) Moncrieff. The way the book portrays him, he seems obese and not as skinny as Rupert. He was also in Shrek 2 and Shrek the Third. Reese Witherspoon plays Cecily Cardew and she is perfect for the role for what the book portrays Cecily to look and act like. Reese was also seen in Legally Blonde 1 and 2 and This Means War. Frances O’Connor plays the role of Gwendolen Fairfax, she got the role perfectly as well. She was also seen in The Conjuring 2 and The Hunter.
In the movie there were two young men, Algernon Moncrieff and John (Jack) Worthing were seeking excitement and love in their life. In order to get this they bent the truth quite a bit. They both created another person in order to be able to leave their responsibilities in society
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In the movie there was also new events such as Ms Prism fainting. The new events made the story more interesting and also added length to the film. If the movie was only the events of the book it would have been much shorter than the movie. Another major change in the movie was the whole beginning of the story happened in Algernon’s house in the book but in the movie it happened in a number of locations. Another major change of the film was that Algernon is the elder brother in the movie while in the book he's the younger brother. Through the whole movie he acts like the younger brother therefore it only made sense for him to be the elder
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