|Starring:||Judy Parfitt, Zoe Wanamaker, Tom Wilkinson, Ioan Gruffudd, Gemma Jones, Jennifer Ehle, Jude Law, Gemma Jones, Robert Lang, Stephen Fry, ZoŽ Wanamaker, Vanessa Redgrave|
|Run time:||1 hour 52 minutes|
|Rental release:||03 Aug 2009|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
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Full of integrity and styleBy a customer from Uxbridge , 16 Feb 2004
[Highly rated reviewer]Anyone who wants to learn about the life and loves of Oscar Wilde could go no wrong with this film.
From Wilde's rampant promescurity through to his imprisonment at Reading Prison, Stephen Fry's portrayal of the ground breaking playwright is superb.
Jude Law is superb as Bosey - Oscar's one true love.
I highly recommend this film to all but those of a prudish nature as some of the love scenes leave little to the imagination!
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Wilde is more than thisBy a customer , 09 Nov 2013Although, on the face of it, the role of Wilde seems to be the one that Stephen Fry was born to play - he in the end disappoints. This may not be his fault: the film sees Wilde's life as a gay rights movie and little else - and one is left wondering what else this great author and playwright might have done of interest. But there is one moment that almost redeems all the rest - when, meeting him in a restaurant, Wilde charms Lord Londonderry simply by listening to him. Wilde was known as London's greatest conversationalist and most screenwriters interpret this by having him scatter apercus and witticisms like confetti. Whereas the truth is, as it is with all great conversationalists, is that he made other people feel charming by being interested in them.
Review of interest to screenwriting students onlyBy PeterDCarter (12 reviews) from Woodbridge , 05 Nov 2012This is an interesting example of an arresting opening.
I would suggest we're all waiting for a few drawing-room quips to kick this film off -- so where does it start?
In the Wild West.
With some drawing-room quips.
"The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name" !!!By a customer , 05 Sep 2012'Wilde' - The BioPic of Oscar Wilde.
Oscar Wilde's homosexuality caused him horrendous torment.
Mixing marriage, fatherhood and responsibility, along with his love for Lord Alfred Douglas - Bosie - as he was known.
Bosie's father - The Marquise of Queensberry - brought legal action.
Wilde refused to leave Britain and was sentenced to two years hard labour by an intolerant Victorian society.
Enjoyable and insightfulBy a customer , 29 Nov 2011I rather enjoyed this film and thought Stephen Fry fit the role of Wilde brilliantly, despite finding his acting rather awkward in some more intimate moments. On occasions i did find myself watching solely for Jude Law and waiting for his next appearence on screen, but such is the consequence of having this gorgeous man in a film!
Enjoyable and educationalBy a customer from Whitchurch , 06 Jan 2011I had wanted to see it since it first came out in the cinema a while ago. It's a sad story but a must for anyone who enjoys the books and plays of Oscar Wilde.