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This review is from: Easy Virtue [DVD] (DVD)
To reinforce a point made by other reviewers, this film is simply hilarious. I too spent the entire screening in fits of histerical laughter. A slightly rugged looking Colin Firth says what we all want to hear throughout the plot, much to the disgust of his on-screen wife, and together Firth and Jessica Biel provide the eye-candy for both parties. Their expert performances alone are enough of a reason to see this film.
'Easy Virtue' takes on the British aristocracy in a relatively unknown and under-explored period of history (at least to my knowledge, I'm more accustomed to seeing period dramas). The crazy characteristics of this frumpy age is taken on by Biel's character, a breezy, easygoing American who really DOESN'T fit into the family. The story that unravels is her plight to do so, with varying levels of success and hilarity.
This is a fantastic film, though a good sense of humour is required. Poking fun at we British is essential for the enjoyment of 'Easy Virtue'. It appeals to all ages, and will definitely be gracing my DVD player time and time again. Its not often that I pay full price for a DVD, but this will be one of them :-)