As Oscar Wilde said: “There is only one thing in life worse than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” So I shall do justice by this quote and attempt to talk as much about Oscar Wilde in this review of the 1997 biopic film Wilde. But first the standard overview.
No. No no no no no no no no. I said I wasn’t going to do a pun on the title in my last article and I’m sticking to my guns. When a film title like this comes round, it seems that most reviewers salivate so much that they could flood their rooms and turn it into a swimming pool at the opportunity to make an awful pun on what is a well-meaning title. Well bugger that ship and all those who sail in it and I hope they die a deeply ironic death that others may use for awful puns. And after that lovely use of imagery, time for the review.