Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The Importance of Being Earnest

One of my first downloads onto my Kindle was the play The Importance of Being Earnest by Oscar Wilde.  After looking at many Kindle covers, Noah and I decided that we liked best the one designed after this play.  I knew that I could not pose as someone who has read it when the truth is that I had never heard of it prior despite the fact that there is a movie based on the play starring Reese Witherspoon and Colin Firth.  I paid 89 cents, but it was definitely worth more.  After laughing throughout the reading, I watched a few of the movie trailers where I laughed even more.  It is a light-hearted play about two men making up friends so that they will have an excuse to go to a different area where they are able to have fun with their made-up names.  However, it comes to haunt them when they find true love using their false name, Earnest, and their loves say that they knew they would always love someone by that name.  I definitely recommend this quick read.  Although I have never seen the movie, it would be interesting to watch Reese Witherspoon attempt a British accent while Colin Firth is sure to give an amazing performance.

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