The Happy Prince

Critics Consensus

A passion project for writer, director, and star Rupert Everett, The Happy Prince pays effective tribute to Oscar Wilde with a poignant look at his tragic final days.

71%

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Total Count: 129

52%

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In a cheap Parisian hotel, Oscar Wilde lies on his deathbed and recalls his past with wit and irony. Was he once the most famous man in London? He reviews the failed attempt to reconcile with his long-suffering wife, the ensuing reprisal of his love affair with Lord Alfred Douglas and the devotion of Robbie Ross, who tried and failed to save him from himself. From Dieppe to Naples to Paris, Oscar is a penniless vagabond, shunned by his old acquaintances, but still revered by a strange group of outlaws to whom he tells the old stories - his incomparable talent still sharp.

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Cast

Rupert Everett
as Oscar Wilde
Colin Firth
as Reggie Turner
Colin Morgan
as Alfred Bosie Douglas
Emily Watson
as Constance Wilde
Tom Wilkinson
as Fr Dunne
Anna Chancellor
as Mrs. Arbuthnott
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  • Oct 21, 2018
    Everett directs his debut feature with such a heavy hand, using a lot of expository dialogue and coming up with artificial scenes that make it seem like a lame soap opera. Besides, his Oscar Wilde is almost a caricature, and his intentions get completely lost in their transition to the screen.
    Carlos M Super Reviewer

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