Posted in Disc Reviews by Gino Sassani on March 9th, 2002
An ambitious, intelligent, serious look at the life of Oscar Wilde, this is a first-class biopic.
Stephen Fry is Oscar Wilde, the role he was born to play. The film begins with Wilde’s triumphant lecture tour of the US, and we pick up his life from there, seeing his marriage, his seduction by Robbie Ross, and the flowering of his talent, even as his downfall becomes inevitable through his relationship with the callow Lord Alfred Douglas (Jude Law). Fry is surrounded by a…