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'Easy Virtue': Bitch vs. Bielnew

Is there anything Kristin Scott Thomas can't do?
Eugene Weekly  |  Suzi Steffen  |  07-16-2009  |  Reviews

To the British Manor-Born Comes Jessica Bielnew

It may tell you everything you need to know about this film to note that Hollywood hottie Jessica Biel receives top billing over veteran Brit thesps Kristin Scott Thomas and Colin Firth.
Austin Chronicle  |  Marjorie Baumgarten  |  06-19-2009  |  Reviews

'Easy Virtue' May Be a Country Manor Movie for People Who Don't Like Themnew

The genre has gone downhill ever since Jean Renoir's The Rules of the Game set the standard in 1939. But it's been a long slope with the gentle upswings and plateaus of such films as Gosford Park and Atonement.
INDY Week  |  David Fellerath  |  06-18-2009  |  Reviews

'Easy Virtue' Neither Delights nor Disappointsnew

Easy Virtue does a few amusing things with the British manor-house comedy, but mostly it sticks politely to form and, in the manner of a good Englishman, neither excels beyond its station nor falls into disgrace.
Tucson Weekly  |  James DiGiovanna  |  06-11-2009  |  Reviews

Jessica Biel and Her Director Are Equally Uneasy with Cowardnew

The biggest deficit in Easy Virtue is Jessica Biel, whose clomping, smugly false grasp of Noel Coward's diction would likely have her banned from the grounds of any summer stock company worth its salt.
Orlando Weekly  |  Justin Strout  |  06-11-2009  |  Reviews

New Version of 'Easy Virtue' Does no Good for Noel Coward's Reputationnew

It's hard to understand why Stephan Elliott directed Easy Virtue; he is trying to refurbish Noel Coward like a man trying to refurbish an antique with Day-Glo paint.
Metro Silicon Valley  |  Richard von Busack  |  05-29-2009  |  Reviews

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