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Wilde (1998)



Summary: The story of Oscar Wilde, genius, poet, playwright and the First Modern Man. The self-realisation of his homosexuality caused Wilde enormous torment as he juggled marriage, fatherhood and responsibility with his obsessive love for Lord Alfred Douglas, nicknamed Bosie. After legal action instigated by Bosie's father, the mad Marquess of Queensberry, Wilde refused to flee the country and was sentenced to two years at hard labour by the courts of an intolerant Victorian society.

Review: Stephen Fry (Of Fry and Laurie) as Wilde! How perfect is that? I was really impressed - he really did his part for this film by memorizing all of the long speeches Wilde actually gave at his trial. A really wonderful movie, in all respects. I think Wilde would himself would be proud of how Fry and Jude Law did him justice in the end. :)

Final Rating: A++

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