Easy Virtue

Release date: May 22, 2009
(limited)

Studio: Sony Pictures Classics

Director: Stephan Elliott

MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for sexual content, brief partial nudity, and smoking throughout)

Screenwriters: ,

Starring: Jessica Biel, Colin Firth, Kris Marshall, Kristin Scott Thomas, Ben Barnes, Kimberley Nixon, Katherine Parkinson, Christian Brassington, Charlotte Riley, Jim McManus, Pip Torrens

Genre: Comedy, Romance

Duration: N/A

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Plot Summary:

"Easy Virtue" stars Jessica Biel playing Larita, the avant-garde young woman who takes the Whittaker family by storm; Colin Firth as the war-weary head of the household Mr Whittaker; Kristin Scott Thomas as the stoic but neurotic wife Mrs Whittaker, and Ben Barnes as Larita's new husband John Whittaker. The twenties have roared... the thirties have yet to swing. John Whittaker, a young Englishman, falls madly in love with Larita, a sexy and glamorous American woman, and they marry impetuously. However when the couple returns to the family home, his mother Mrs. Whittaker has an instant allergic reaction to her new daughter-in-law. Larita tries her best to fit in but fails to tiptoe through the minefield laid by her mother-in-law. Larita quickly realizes Mrs. Whittaker's game and sees that she must fight back if she's not going to lose John. A battle of wits ensues and sparks soon fly. Mrs. Whittaker manipulates every situation to undermine her, while Larita remains frustratingly calm and engineers sassy counter attacks. Before long, Mrs. Whittaker's manipulation starts to work on John and Larita feels their love is in danger of slipping away. In a grand finale, where the secrets from Larita's past are revealed, she finally makes a break for freedom from the suffocating house...

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