Easy Virtue Synopsis
A vivacious American bride (Jessica Biel) contends with her snooty British mother-in-law's (Kristin Scott Thomas) attempts to drive her out of the family.
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The Hollywood Reporter

By Kirk Honeycutt
Jessica Biel has great fun with the American adventuress, while Kristin Scott Thomas is truly scary as her nemesis and mother-in-law.
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75

San Francisco Chronicle

By Mick LaSalle
Gets better as it goes along.
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75

Rolling Stone

By Peter Travers
Director Stephan Elliott uncorks a rare vintage of laughs tinged with heartache.
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75

USA Today

By Claudia Puig
It's a pleasure to watch such top-notch actors deliver Coward's sparkling wit.
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75

Chicago Sun-Times

By Roger Ebert
The dialogue has an edgy wit, although it has no ambitions to be falling-down funny. Here is the Odd Couple formula applied in a specific...
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67

Entertainment Weekly

By Owen Gleiberman
The picture itself is only mechanically breezy.
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50

Philadelphia Inquirer

By Steven Rea
Full of forced jocularity and drawing-room hissy fits, with its cast parading around in vintage threads and antique cars, Easy Virtue is a...
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50

New York Daily News

By Elizabeth Weitzman
We could all use a little more Noel Coward in our lives. But the fizz falls flat in Stephan Elliot's adaptation of a lesser-known play,...
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50

NPR

By Bob Mondello
The upside of a Coward-powered letdown is that I had plenty of time to contemplate one particularly improbable fact about Easy Virtue: that...
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50

Boston Globe

By Ty Burr
iIf you can ignore a ridiculously overbearing soundtrack - a big if - the film's a pleasant bauble. Still, those coming in cold may be...
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Easy Virtue

By Danland
by Declan Lyman Easy Virtue is a rip roaring "I'm back" from director Stephan Elliott, the mad genius behind "Priscilla, Queen of the Desert". After taking a nine year hiatus from directing after a...

You people!

By Vectrexer
How can this movie not be rated highly. Sure, it's a remake (like some many others). However, you'll find a film with excellent camera work, funny and engaging script. The only fault I found in...

Easy Virtue

By Maldini
If you like Noel Coward, you will love this movie -- extremely well acted and photographed. But if you like Noel Coward, you will not even be botherede with reading reviews. And if you are...

Not Very Easy Virtue

By Rich S
Screen version of Noel Coward play falls almost flat. Despite having its moments, the play suffers under the cuts and images delivered in the film version. Valiant attempts of most of the cast fail...

easy virtues

By gangleader
well done, enjoyable. 3 stars...

Easy Virtue

By Charles Berky
Very enjoyable movie....

Completely Utterly Delightful

By TheKnight
This movie I have no Idea why people look poorly open it I find it simple delightful, the performances of theses actors are sublime, the plot of story is delightful, this story is vary humorous maybe...

Five Word Review

By Older View
light acting casted interesting feel-good...

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Rated PG-13 | For sexual content, brief partial nudity, and smoking throughout