Importance of Being Earnest - Flirting
Posted on: April 11, 2002
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''Earnest'' (Colin Firth) tries to weasel his way into tea with his crush and her aunt, but he's stymied by his bitter buddy (Rupert Everett).
Two young gents living in 1890's England have taken to bending the truth in order to put some excitement into their lives. Worthing (Firth) has invented a brother, Earnest, whom he uses as an excuse to leave his dull country life behind to visit the ravishing Gwendolyn (O'Connor). Montcrieff (Everett) decides to take the name "Earnest" when visiting Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Witherspoon) at the country manor. Things start to go awry when they end up together in the country and their deceptions are discovered - threatening to spoil their romantic pursuits.