• Publication date: February 1, 2012

Easy Virtue

A young Englishman marries a glamorous American. When he brings her home to meet the parents, she arrives like a blast from the future.

Program data

Duration: 90

Production Year: 2008

Timing

currently not on air

Between world wars, the Whittaker's estate is sinking; only the iron will of Mrs. Whittaker staves off bankruptcy while she awaits her son John's return from the continent.

To her dismay, he brings a bride: an American widow who races cars. Larita thinks she and John will visit and then go to London, where he'll work and she'll race.

But John is to the manor born, and mother is nothing if not a master at plans and manipulation.

Soon it's all-out war between mother and bride, with John's father, a burnt out veteran of the Great War, in the bride's corner ineffectually.

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

Starring:

  • Colin Firth
  • Kristin Scott Thomas
  • Jessica Biel
  • Ben Barnes
  • Kris Marshall
  • Kimberly Nixon
  • Katherine Parkinson

Directed by: Stephen Elliot