Easy Virtue
Easy Virtue (2009)

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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Rated: PG-13
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Release Date: May 22, 2009
DVD Release Date: September 15, 2009
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Critic Score: 52% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews

Consensus: A lightweight and pithy Noel Coward adaptation with plenty of sparkle and fizz.

Moira MacDonald
Seattle Times

Echoing the words of the great Porter song, Easy Virtue deliciously misbehaves.

Roger Moore
Orlando Sentinel

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.

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Peter Canavese
Groucho Reviews

A period piece that may play well with those who hate period pieces. [Blu-ray]

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Tom Long
Detroit News

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.

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Bill Goodykoontz
Arizona Republic

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.

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James Plath
Movie Metropolis

Easy Virtue makes subtle comedy look easy. The ensemble is brilliant, and Noel Coward's play-brought-to-film is just good enough . . . .

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Calvin Wilson
St. Louis Post-Dispatch

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.

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Dan Zak
Washington Post

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.

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Pete Hammond

This British drawing-room comedy feels awfully familiar but is redeemed by some tart performances.

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Flixster Audience Score: 47% Flixster User Reviews
Red Lats
The combination of a new American wife being brought home by her British hubby to meet his family lends itself to a lot of funny situations. I thought Jessica… More
Cynthia S.
I really got a kick out of this movie. I loved the quirky stuff, especially. Just when you thought things were getting serious, they would throw in another… More
Robert C
A very enjoyable story about trying to move through life with all of the baggage that we inherit from our family and accumulate on our own. Witty, clever and… More
Ken Stachnik
Enjoyable with nice photography. It's a a good old fashion drawing room dramedy... if you're into that sort of thing.
Morgan Salem
...I think my dislike for this movie was clearly on the basis of miscasting...Jessica Beil does not ring as the perfect 20s flapper that this role called for.… More
danny d
the fact that this film gets any stars at all is entirely for colin firth, whose character was written perfectly and whose acting was excellent as always. the… More