The Happy Prince is a British biographical drama film about Oscar Wilde, written and directed by Rupert Everett. The film stars Everett, Colin Firth, Colin Morgan, Emily Watson, Edwin Thomas and Tom Wilkinson.
The film portrays the last days of the literary genius Oscar Wilde as he lives out his last days in exile in Europe. His body ailing and heavy, his mind spinning, he survives by falling back on the flamboyant irony and brilliant wit that defined him. As the film travels through Wilde's final act and journeys through England, France and Italy, desire and loyalty face off, the transience of lust is laid bare, and the true riches of love are revealed.
Rupert Everett is magnificent as he brings power and empathy to Wilde's gutter years. His performance is a deeply felt, tremendously acted tribute to courage.
IMDB Rating: 6.6/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating: 76%
Awards and Nominations: 1 win & 2 nominations
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