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Plot: Between world wars, the Whittaker's estate is sinking; only the iron will of Mrs. Whittaker staves off bankruptcy while she awaits her son John's return from the continent. To her dismay, he brings a bride: an American widow who races cars. The bride, Larita, thinks she and John will visit and then go to London, where he'll work and she'll race. But John is to the manor born, and mother is nothing if not a master at plans and manipulation. Soon it's all-out war between mother and bride, with John's father, a burnt out veteran of the Great War, in the bride's corner ineffectually. Mother has a plan to join with the neighboring estate; only Larita is in her way. Can't we all get along? Runtime: 97 mins Release Date: 06 Nov 2008
From the flamboyant director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, this sublime adaptation of Noel Coward's tragic-comic play zings with dazzling wit and impeccable timing delivered by acting of the highest order. Who knew Jessica Biel could be so delicious as the American interloping fallen woman? Among the British stars, Colin Firth provides the counterpoint gravitas as a WWI surviving member of the "lost generation" who turns the tables on his insufferable wife Kristin Scott Thomas and besotted son. Easily one of the most entertaining movies of the past several years, it <more>
deserved the genuine spontaneous standing ovation at the world premiere screening I attended at the Toronto film festival. Scott Thomas is devastating in a totally different French-speaking role in "I've loved you for so long", for which she deserves an Oscar nomination. But see this for arch Brit humor at its finest.
Noël Coward wrote "Easy Virtue", the same summer he wrote "Hay Fever". It was produced several years later in the wake of his other great melodrama, "The Vortex". In his autobiography, "Present Indicative", Coward says that his object in writing the play was to present a comedy in the structure of a tragedy "to compare the déclassée woman of to-day with the more flamboyant demi-mondaine of the 1890's," - one in which he deliberately attacked the "smug attitude of Larita's in-laws." In short, Noël Coward wrote "Meet <more>
the Parents" in 1924.That clash of culture, set in a time of almost identical financial boom and bust, is at the heart of Stephan Elliott's excellent adaptation. There is nothing 'liberal' or 'cheap' about it. "Easy Virtue" is all the things a Noël Coward film should be - it's smart, sexy and shrewd. This is the story of a young man, John Whittaker played by Ben Barnes, who brings home a thoroughly inappropriate wife, Larita Jessica Biel . You can sympathize with him - she's gorgeous, but basically he's brought a giraffe to Cambridgshire. His mother, Mrs Whittaker in a diamond cut performance by Kristin Scott-Thomas is not amused. Underscoring it all is a deftly sardonic performance by Colin Firth as the emotionally absent head of the household, Mr Whittaker. What happens to them all is a tragedy of time and place, but, like the fate of the family pet, it's also hilarious and satisfying.Stephan Elliott was a brilliant choice for this film. Coward was the consummate inside outsider - the son of a clerk who mingled with aristocracy. Stephan Elliott is an Australian living in London - moving in the rare circle of celebrity and wealth. They are both masters of comic subversion.Elliott has been true to Coward's desire to present a thoroughly contemporary film. His soundtrack, score and the subtle use of special effects all show us that this is a film to be taken lightly, while the characters played by Colin Firth and Kristin Scott-Thomas give us the weight and emotional resonance to let us know that they are serious.But the film belongs to Biel. She delivers all the spirit and energy of an American snowboarder, with all the elegant sophistication of an old time screen siren. She is the new world 'blowing in' to the old and is tremendously sympathetic with it. Add to that Ben Barnes' growing strength as an actor, and immense appeal to younger audiences and you have a film that will introduce a whole new generation to the romance of period films, while satisfying older fans that there is still life in the genre yet.
Pure Entertainment!!! The Cast, Music & Direction is Outstanding (by louise-bengtsson-1)
Easy Virtue is a MUST SEE!!!!!!!! I was lucky enough to see the preview at the Sydney Open Air Theatre. The cast, music and overall production is fantastic. It is a very dry witty film and Colin and Kristin play their sarcastic roles to a tee! Colin does not say much, but when he does you laugh every time! Jessica Biel is the beautiful American scarlet woman who plays her role perfectly! I was really impressed with her beauty and her talent as an actress. Ben Barnes is gorgeous ...of course !! The choice of music is perfect for the film. I loved it !! I can't wait to purchase the <more>
soundtrack. The screenplay is very very well written and very funny. The cinematography was amazingly clever, and I need to see it again to catch the adept happenings I may have missed.As for the director...it's another smash hit for Stephan Elliott !!!!!!
I just love this movie. I didn't know what to expect entering the movie theater because I haven't read any reviews before seeing it. I am glad I chose to see it. The plot: nice story, it could happen to anyone; and I like how the main character managed the situation after all. The actors: I just love Kirstin Scott-Thomas British actors have something that make a difference,most of them are beginning their career in theater, their act is more profound I saw her in "The English patient". She's a gorgeous lady. Jessica Biel was a nice surprise too, nice Tango dancing. The <more>
filming locations: I just love England.I don't know...every detail made a good impression on me. A great surprise.Thank you!
I really enjoyed this movie. If there's one thing that I want to see in every movie, it's witty dialogue and I was certainly not disappointed on that front. But with Noel Coward, how could I be? Stephen Elliot assembled the perfect cast, all of whom fit their roles perfectly. Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas have never turned in a bad performance. I was particularly and pleasantly surprised at Jessica Biel's acting. She was excellent and clearly doesn't get the recognition that she deserves as an actress. I don't think I've seen her act in anything since she was <more>
in "7th Heaven" 800 million years ago so I didn't know what to expect. There was never a false note in her performance and I can't praise her enough. The sole reason that the film misses out on a 10/10 rating is that I thought it'd be more comic and heart warming that it turned out to be. That was the only disappointment. One thing I did find distracting is that it's said several times that Larita, Jessica Biel's character, is quite a bit older than Ben Barnes' character John Whittaker whereas, in real life, he's actually older than her although not by much. I found it hard to suspend my disbelief at times because of this but it's a very minor thing really.
Funny and witty dialog, hilarious classical Noel Coward plot, great casting, superb cinematography and music, not a single second of this movie is wasted without a breathtaking take, great dialog, funny wit or just a funny scene.Jessica Biel's acting and her character are memorable. Colin Firth feels a bit young for the role but his acting is superb. Kristin Scott Thomas has always been one of my favorite actresses and she seems to be just made for the role with a lot of make up to make her look older, she's too sexy for the role otherwise . I don't know why this movie gets a <more>
less than enthusiastic rating here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
Easy Virtue is a very liberal adaptation of Noel Coward's play. Director Stephan Elliot The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert has tried to make the film more contemporary and very distinct from the Merchant-Ivory school of film.The story is set in the roaring twenties where John Ben Barnes from an aristocratic English family marries Larita Jessica Biel , an American race driver, after a whirlwind romance in France. However his mother Veronica Kristin Scott Thomas is none too pleased while John's father Jim colin Firth finds a soul mate in Larita. These <more>
relationships, including those with John's sisters, make for a very intriguing and entertaining hour and a half, The acting, as could be expected from such a cast is uniformly excellent with perhaps Jessica Biel standing out a little more.One of Stephan Elliot's nice touches is an anachronistic use of such songs as Car Wash and Sex Bomb, done in a very twenties style. The addition of a hilarious "dog scene" is another nice touch. Fans of Noel Coward and even Merchant-Ivory won't be disappointed.
Easy Virtue - easy on the eyes - a charming and crafted film (by pedrothefish)
It is not uncommon in a film to see British "stiff upper lip" challenged and outflanked by an outsider - normally an American. As a Brit you learn to put aside any feelings of protectiveness and sensitivity and try to give the film it's fair credit when such a story is presented to you.In the case of this film - Easy Virtue - this is not difficult to do as it is a well acted gem of a period piece that overcomes any of the initial worries about stereotypes and charms and amuses all the way through.Kirstin Scott Thomas is superb as the glacial matriarch, Colin Firth detached and <more>
louche as her distant husband, Jessica Biel believable as the breath of fresh air gust of cold wind introduced into the family by the eager but naive son.Kris Marshall gives an amusing performance as the world weary - seen it all butler and as a whole this is a good enjoyable film.Taken as it is from a Noel Coward play, I am not sufficiently qualifies to comment on how much , or little, the film has changed the spirit of the play - I suspect not a lot as Mr Coward delighted in ridiculing the sensibilities of the British gentry and if the stiff upper lip is going to be ridiculed by anyone better that it is a Brit !!
That sound and authentic British humour! (by yris2002)
Brilliant, sparkling, joyful and sad, passionate and exciting, sweet and sour, elegant, refined and superbly ungraceful at the same time: contrasting adjectives are very fit for this captivating movie, which really hits the mark in a superb way. No flaw is to be found: the construction is solid and yet dynamic, highly-range acting is offered by the whole cast but let me define Kristin Scott Thomas as sublime . The director creates a really enjoyable product, capable as it is of gaining the favour of the audience and to satisfy the viewer, both from an aesthetic and emotional point of view. <more>
The sound and authentic British humour stirring from the beginning to the end, makes one laugh but also think about the necessity to overcome a stuffy traditionalist attitude which make look back to a fossilized but no longer valid past,in order to let the new enter the scene, with all its dramatic potential of change. All certainties are questioned and prove to be dramatically frail. The conflict between the traditional English sobriety and self-control and the non-conformist American way of life gives rise to funny but also thoughtful moments of tension, subtly underlined by witty dialogues and emotionally engaging musical and dancing exchanges. A movie to be seen, heard, and enjoyed in every single part.