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Easy Virtue Blu-ray Review

4 October 2009 8:57 AM, PDT | | See recent news »

“Based on a play by Noel Coward.” That’s a statement that’s got some oomph. Coward’s long been held as a master of wit, with plays like Blithe Spirit, Design for Living and Private Lives still well known long after his death. The film Easy Virtue is based on a play by Coward, and takes some of the design of his play, but it’s obvious that this is a modern redress, which is both interesting and not. My review after the jump.

Jessica Biel stars as the American Larita, who marries into the Whitaker family and to John Whitaker (Ben Barnes), after the two meet when she wins the Grand Prix. Very American, Larita does nothing to impress John’s mother (Kristin Scott Thomas), though his father (Colin Firth) is an eccentric and takes a shine to her immediately. John’s sisters are on the verge of becoming old maids, »

- Andre Dellamorte

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