The Importance of Being Earnest

The Importance of Being Earnest is a 2002 romantic comedy-drama film directed by Oliver Parker, based on Oscar Wilde's classic 1895 comedy of manners of the same name. The original music score is composed by Charlie Mole. The film grossed $8.4 million in North America.


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.

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    contentLocation England
    director Oliver Parker
    editor Guy Bensley
    genre comedy-drama
    keywords fake id london pseudonym
    musicBy Charlie Mole
    producer Barnaby Thompson
    productionCompany Ealing Studios Newmarket Capital Group UK Film Council
    publisher Miramax Films
    theme romantic comedy