Easy Virtue

Release Date:
Thursday, 12 March 2009
Starring
Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Kristin Scott Thomas
Directed by
Stephan Elliot
Country:
UK

From Stephan Elliot director of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert comes this witty new comedy from the poison pen of Noel Coward and starring the delightful Jessica Biel.

Set during the Roaring Twenties, John Whittaker (Ben Barnes), a young English man, falls madly in love with a sexy and glamorous American woman, Larita (Jessica Biel), and they impetuously get married in the South of France. However, when the couple arrive at the stately family home in the English countryside, things start to unravel.

John's mother Veronica has an instant allergic reaction to everything about her new daughter in law. Larita tries her best to fit in but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her new 'mother'. Larita quickly realises Veronica's game and sees that she must fight back if she's not going to lose John. Sparks soon fly and a hilarious battle of wits ensues as each woman tries to outsmart the other.

A truly wonderful script and a knock-out support cast featuring the dry wit of Ben Barnes and Kristin Scott Thomas, Easy virtue will follow in the tradition of films such as Gosford Park and Mrs Henderson presents.

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