Posted: 2/17/2019 - 2 comment(s)
Category: Reviews ยป Entertainment

Rupert Everett directs, wrote and stars in this 2018 film, produced by the BBC, and which had a limited release in North America. He portrays famed Irish playwriter Oscar Wilde in his declining years in Paris, after his release from prison for gross indecency. He is a broken man, in declining health, penniless, living on a tiny allowance, and sorely missing his children back in England. He cannot shake his romantic feelings for Lord Alfred "Bosie" Douglas, whose father's charges brought him to jail. Colin Firth and Tom Wilkinson have small but key supporting roles. There are some weak points in the script, but Everett does a very good job. I give this a 6/10.