Easy Virtue

Easy Virtue
Easy Virtue
  • PG-13
  • 1h 37m
  • 2009
Fresh67%
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Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas and Ben Barnes bring Noël Coward's witty comedy of manners magnificently to life in this "deliciously cheeky" (Ella Taylor, The Village Voice) adaptation from director Stephan Elliott (The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert). When British playboy John brings his new wife Larita - a race car-driving feminist from Detroit - home to meet the family at their country estate, pretty much everyone's expectations are disappointed. His snooty mother is offended by Larita's carefree American ways, while Larita does everything she can to get her mother-in-law to loosen up, which only annoys her even more. John's sisters have diametrically opposed feelings about their new sister-in-law, but his father is intrigued to have finally found another who sees through the family's façade - and takes great perverse pleasure in watching his wife meet her match.
© 2008 Easy Virtue Films Limited. All Rights Reserved.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

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Reviews
Time Out
Anna Smith
Fresh

The first half of the film, an addition detailing events only described in the play, is pure Hitch...

June 21, 2017
EmanuelLevy.Com
Emanuel Levy
Fresh

Based on Noel Coward's play, this Hitchcock critique of the the upper class, centers on a disreput...

June 22, 2017
Ozus' World Movie Reviews
Dennis Schwartz
Rotten

Sticks in the ribs like over baked mush.

June 22, 2017
CinePassion
Fernando F. Croce
Fresh

An overlooked film despite the abundance of invention

June 22, 2017
Charlotte Weekly
Sean O'Connell
Fresh

The main reason to stop on PBS when the network airs "Easy Virtue" a few months from now is to wit...

June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Witty but uneven period piece has mature themes.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this play-based period comedy might not seem to be standard fare for teens at first glance, but its two leads -- Jessica Biel of 7th Heaven and Prince Caspian's Ben Barnes -- may be a draw. The film tackles some mature themes, mainly regarding marriage and in-law relationships, and has a little swearing. Not surprisingly for a period film, the characters do smoke a lot -- nearly incessantly, actually. There's also drinking and some (though not much) partial nudity.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Comedy
  • Release Date:June 19, 2009
  • Highest Available for Purchase:HD

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