Monday, January 16, 2006

Date Night Idea: The Importance of Being Earnest


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In The Importance of Being Earnest, one of the characters quips:
The very essence of romance is uncertainty.
What a wonderfully succinct way to sum up what romance is. The corollary is that what kills romance is a lack of uncertainty. Romance requires surprise, suspense and breaking out of the box. This is even more true after years of marriage than it was while dating.

The Importance of Being Earnest is a wonderful date night at home movie. A delightful romantic comedy which both husband and wife can enjoy. The movie description from Amazon:
Starring Reese Witherspoon (LEGALLY BLONDE), Colin Firth (BRIDGET JONES'S DIARY), and Rupert Everett (MY BEST FRIEND'S WEDDING), here is the hilarious adventure of two dashing young bachelors and the outrageous deceptions they find themselves in over love! Whenever Worthing (Firth) wants to leave his dull country life behind, he makes visits to the city posing as his fictitious "brother" Ernest. There, he becomes smitten with the ravishing Gwendolen (Frances O'Connor, A.I.). But when Worthing is in town, his playboy pal Algy (Everett) is in the country and falling for Worthing's young and beautiful ward, Cecily (Witherspoon) -- while also impersonating Ernest! Pandemonium ensues when these two would-be Ernests find themselves face-to-face and in the predicament of explaining who they really are!
This movie is also funny.
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