In 1890s London two young men try to improve their chances with two young women by pretending to be earnest - and named Earnest - in this film adaptation of the play by Oscar Wilde. Director Oliver Parker; stars Colin Firth, Rupert Everett, Frances O 6;Connor, Reese Witherspoon, Judi Dench. Feature film begins 6 minutes into videotape. Important Films Limited and Film Council. Closed captioned.