Worth Watching - Sept 15: Stephan Elliott's Easy Virtue Trailer

September 15, 2008

Easy Virtue Trailer

Another romantic comedy period piece, but this one stars Jessica Biel, Ben Barnes, Colin Firth, Kristin Scott Thomas, and Kimberley Nixon. Adapted from a play, Easy Virtue is about an cheerful American girl who marries a young Englishman on the spur of the moment in France and heads home to meet his in-laws. The film just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival to rather mild reviews and minimal buzz, but that doesn't really say much about this. As much as I hate period pieces, it actually looks kind of fun, if I can say that without being attacked. There's even a chorus redo of Tom Jones' classic "Sex Bomb" song. I don't think too many will get a kick out of this, but there are a few of you who will - so enjoy!

Watch the first trailer for Easy Virtue:

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Easy Virtue is both written and directed by Stephan Elliott, of Frauds, Eye of the Beholder, and that Hugo Weaving transvestite film The Adventures of Priscilla, Queen of the Desert previously. The film is based on the play originally written by Noel Coward and was adapted for the screen by both Elliott and Sheridan Jobbins. The film was produced by BBC Films and premiered at the Toronto Film Festival this past week. Easy Virtue doesn't have a US distributor yet, but is expected to hit theaters sometime in 2009.

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  • If the choral rendition of Sex Bomb is used in the film, there will be no reason not to see it. I heard a rumor somewhere that Tom Jones is actually God...
  • Max Russian
    This preivew didnt do much. it is going to be a skip on my part for this movie..
  • Serafina
    I'm not usually a fan of Jessica Biel, but this one looks good despite her.
  • I saw this at Toronto and it got a standing ovation after the first screening (and a round of applause from the audience to Jessica & Colin's tango). It was witty, a lot of fun and laugh out loud hysterical at points. While Ben Barnes's role was a bit subdued, Ms.Biel shows a talent for comedy and Mr. Firth, as ever, showcases his ability to deliver the droll lines and his comedic timing, while Scott-Thomas is spot on with her portrayal of the all too formal matriarch. Don't judge this by the trailer and if it does get a US release, go see it. It is better than it looks.
  • Asvetic
    Boy, that voice-over was super cheesy.
  • This looks like fun and a nice change of pace from the summer dreck I've been watching too much of lately. And Ms. Biel looks like she's having a good time.
  • athena
    Yes, I love this movie already....I can't wait to see it. The characters and chemistry that's great acting...
  • Defeatedfrog
    Come on, Alex, you just like Biel's ass in that ball gown.
  • Nathan
    Is that voice over guy new? He sounds really different, I don't like it.
  • The other guy just passed away recently. They had to get somebody. Guess we'll have to get used to him.
  • Rita Fast
    I saw this in Toronto. It was so much fun - sexy, heartfelt and laugh out loud funny. There was certainly a buzz about it around the festival... I'm surprised that there's not been more follow up - maybe it's that cheese dip voice over that's killing it.




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