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Certificate PG
Ben Barnes
Jessica Biel
Kristin Scott Thomas
Colin Firth
Running Time
97mins minutes

Easy Virtue
A frightfully decent Noel Coward adaptation

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Easy Virtue

1920s England. Young John Whittaker (Barnes) returns to the family fold with a new bride in tow. His mother (Scott Thomas) is quietly horrified at her new daughter-in-law — Larita (Biel), an independent American much older than John — and makes life difficult for the interloper.

While its tone occasionally wavers and there are some wobbly performances, this has moments of true lightness, and a welcome sense of whimsy often missing in the costume genre.

Reviewed by Helen O'Hara

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