Easy Virtue (2009)

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AUDIENCE SCORE

Critic Consensus: A lightweight and pithy Noel Coward adaptation with plenty of sparkle and fizz.


Movie Info

A young Englishman gets married to an American divorcee on the spur of the moment in the South of France and then must return home to face his family.

Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, brief partial nudity, and smoking throughout)
Genre: Comedy, Romance
Directed By:
Written By: Stephan Elliott, Sheridan Jobbins
In Theaters:
On DVD: Sep 15, 2009
Box Office: $2.5M
Runtime:
Sony Pictures Classics

Cast


as Larita Huntington

as Mr. Whittaker

as Mrs. Whittaker

as John Whittaker

as Furber

as Hilda Whittaker

as Marion Whittaker

as Lord Hurst

as Sarah Hurst

as Jackson

as Millie the Maid
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Critic Reviews for Easy Virtue

All Critics (123) | Top Critics (34)

Echoing the words of the great Porter song, Easy Virtue deliciously misbehaves.

Full Review… | June 19, 2009
Seattle Times
Top Critic

These are good actors telling a good story, so the virtue is indeed easy to grasp, and a fine time should be had by all.

Full Review… | June 12, 2009
Detroit News
Top Critic

A period piece that may play well with those who hate period pieces. [Blu-ray]

Full Review… | September 23, 2009
Groucho Reviews

Easy Virtue makes subtle comedy look easy. The ensemble is brilliant, and Noel Coward's play-brought-to-film is just good enough . . . .

Full Review… | September 11, 2009
Movie Metropolis

This British drawing-room comedy feels awfully familiar but is redeemed by some tart performances.

Full Review… | September 4, 2009
Hollywood.com

A recent headline declared that [Jessica] Biel "is still trying to prove she's more than a pretty face." After Easy Virtue, she's still got something to prove.

Full Review… | July 17, 2009
Times-Picayune

Audience Reviews for Easy Virtue

½

The combination of a new American wife being brought home by her British hubby to meet his family lends itself to a lot of funny situations. I thought Jessica Biel played her part well and Colin Firth is fantastic as normal.

Redlats
Red Lats

Super Reviewer

½

A very enjoyable story about trying to move through life with all of the baggage that we inherit from our family and accumulate on our own.

Witty, clever and at times touching.

Made all the more powerful by the writing of Noel Coward and this amazing group of actors. Though the weakest link is Biel...she does a pretty good job at holding her own against this pretty amazing cast.

Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth are favorites of mine and are great here.

And it was my first time seeing Katherine Parkinson outside of her performance on the BBC series The IT Crowd and she was great as well.

Even the soundtrack was very clever with a 1920-30 style badn performing hits from the period intermixed with random hits from other (later) eras, done in 1920's style.

RCCLBC
Robert C

Super Reviewer

½

...I think my dislike for this movie was clearly on the basis of miscasting...Jessica Beil does not ring as the perfect 20s flapper that this role called for. She just doesnt have the chops or the experience. It just didnt fit her at ALL. Collin Ferral and the rest of the cast were perfect but I just did NOT LIKE Beil in this role...They should have gotten someone different.

MissMorganLeee
Morgan Salem

Super Reviewer

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