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The twenties have roared... the thirties have yet to swing.
In this fresh and breezy adaptation of Noel Coward's 1920s comedy, John Whittaker (Ben Barnes), a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita (Jessica Biel, I Now Pronounce You Chuck & Larry), a sexy and glamorous American female race-car driver, and they marry impetuously. However when the couple returns to the family home, his mother Mrs. Whittaker (Kristin Scott Thomas, I've Loved You So Long) has an instant allergic reaction to her new daughter-in-law.
Larita tries her best to fit in, but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother-in-law. Larita quickly realizes Mrs. Whittaker's game and sees that she must fight back if she's not going to lose John. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly. Mrs. Whittaker manipulates every situation to undermine her, while Larita remains frustratingly calm and engineers sassy counter attacks. Before long, Mrs. Whittaker' s manipulation starts to work on John and Larita feels their love is in danger of slipping away. Can love conquer all?
In an already charming comedy of manners, accented by some some wonderful Cole Porter songs, Colin Firth proves a delight as John's wealthy father. Go ahead, indulge in this little gem of a movie.
Special Features include deleted scenes, a featurette, gag reel, and more.
Reviews Counted: 122
Rotten:-Hank Sartin, Time Out, November 18, 2011
Fresh: Echoing the words of the great Porter song, Easy Virtue deliciously misbehaves.-Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times, June 19, 2009
Fresh: 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.-Tom Long, Detroit News, June 12, 2009
Fresh: A winning, witty fox trot through the Roaring 20s, when men were men, women were liberating themselves and the 'to the manner born' were losing their grip on their manners -- and manors.-Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel, June 11, 2009