For all the flak it gets regarding a few admittedly odd directorial choices, it's tough not to not have fun with this one. Colin Firth as Jack? Dame Judi Dench as Bracknell? C'maaaan. Wilde's text is so effortlessly enthralling, of course, you really might as well let it do the work. Parker mostly does. "I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read on the train."
a beautifully envisioned period film. i have watched it for several times and it never gets old. chemistry between actors simply draws you into the story and it's reluctant to let you go. sadly, i have yet to read the play!
What a hillarious film, i love this better than much a do about nothing. My fave quote will be this " I hope cecily i shall not offend you , if i state quite openly and frankly . You seem to me in every way the visible personification of absoulute perfection"
Stephen fry said it once and i don't know he's quoting oscar wilde , i should have known because he's wilde in wilde
Colin Firth and Rupert Everett fighting over a bowl of muffins is one of the most adorable things I've ever seen. Watching the two of them is an absolute delight, but I wish Cecily and Gwendolyn were better cast.