Easy Virtue Jessica Biel in a teacup-rattling '20s period piece? With her lewd pinup grin and husky flat voice, she sticks out like a sore starlet in… Easy Virtue Jessica Biel in a teacup-rattling '20s period piece? With her lewd pinup grin and husky flat voice, she sticks out like a sore starlet in… 2009-05-22 PG-13 PT93M Drama Ben Barnes Jessica Biel Colin Firth Kristin Scott-Thomas
Movie Review

Easy Virtue (2009)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Ben Barnes, Jessica Biel, ... | NOT SO VIRTUOUS: Biel and Barnes in Easy Virtue
Image credit: Giles Keyte
NOT SO VIRTUOUS: Biel and Barnes in Easy Virtue
EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: May 22, 2009; Rated: PG-13; Length: 93 Minutes; Genre: Drama; With: Ben Barnes and Jessica Biel

Jessica Biel in a teacup-rattling '20s period piece? With her lewd pinup grin and husky flat voice, she sticks out like a sore starlet in Easy Virtue — but that's the whole point in this loosely ''freshened up'' version of a Noël Coward play. Biel plays the race-car-driving American bride of 
a British rich kid (Ben Barnes), who takes her to the family mansion. Once there, she squares off against her new 
in-laws — Kristin Scott Thomas as Barnes' embattled mother, Colin Firth as the whipped-puppy patriarch — with vulgar vitality, even if the picture itself is only mechanically breezy. B–

Originally posted May 27, 2009