over 3 years
The Importance of Being Ernest was better
An Ideal Husband is a 1999 film based on the play of the same name by Oscar Wilde. The film stars Jeremy Northam, Rupert Everett, Julianne Moore, Minnie Driver and Oscar winning actress Cate Blanchett. It was directed by Oliver Parker.
It was selected as the 1999 Cannes Film Festival's closing film.
Sir Robert Chiltern is a successful Government minister, well-off and with a loving wife. All this is threatened when Mrs. Cheveley appears in London with damning evidence of a past misdeed. Sir Robert turns for help to his friend Lord Goring, an apparently idle philanderer and the despair of his father. Goring knows the lady of old and the plot to help his friend has unintended consequences.
Stage production of The Importance of Being Earnest
Paper Magazine called it a "witty comedy". It received a positive review from Roger Ebert. Entertainment Weekly called it "delightful". The New York Observer said it was "immensely entertaining". On RottenTomatoes.com it has a positive review rating...