Easy Virtue
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A young Englishman gets married to an American divorcee on the spur of the moment in the South of France and then must return home to face his family.

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 52%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Echoing the words of the great Porter song, Easy Virtue deliciously misbehaves."
‑ Moira MacDonald, Seattle Times
"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
"A period piece that may play well with those who hate period pieces. [Blu-ray]"
‑ Peter Canavese, Groucho Reviews
"A recent headline declared that [Jessica] Biel "is still trying to prove she's more than a pretty face." After Easy Virtue, she's still got something to prove."
‑ Mike Scott, Times-Picayune
"Biel's performance lacks the zing needed to jolt this comedy of manners."
‑ Mark Pfeiffer, Reel Times: Reflections on Cinema
"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
"Jessica Biel gets more publicity for her body and her boyfriend than for her acting ability, but Easy Virtue may be cause for a reassessment."
‑ Bill Goodykoontz, Arizona Republic
"Easy Virtue makes subtle comedy look easy. The ensemble is brilliant, and Noel Coward's play-brought-to-film is just good enough . . . ."
‑ James Plath, Movie Metropolis
"It's only a surprise if you haven't seen his other films."
‑ Walter Chaw, Film Freak Central
"Jessica Biel turns out to be up to the task of handling Coward's deliciously acidic lines and is well-matched with an impressive all-British cast in the sparkling "Easy Virtue.""
‑ Rob Thomas, Capital Times (Madison, WI)
"Easy Virtue has all the elements for a sprightly romp with serious underpinnings, and occasionally it achieves that balance. But it's marred by attempts at farce that are as belabored as they are ill-advised."
‑ Calvin Wilson, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
"What might've been a scrumptious, chocolatey dessert of a movie -- a Noel Coward delite -- is instead a scoop of lemon ice, not filling, faintly sweet and mostly water."
‑ Dan Zak, Washington Post
"This British drawing-room comedy feels awfully familiar but is redeemed by some tart performances."
‑ Pete Hammond, Hollywood.com
"Awkwardly conceived in a superficial reality that leaves its punch lines without much punch."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"If Colin Firth and Kristin Scott Thomas firing snarky bon mots at people for 90 minutes doesn't sound entertaining, I don't know what to tell you."
‑ Eric D. Snider, EricDSnider.com
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