A conventional biopic adapted from Richard Ellmann's celebrated life of Oscar Wilde with surprising emotional resonance. We meet Wilde (Stephen Fry) in 1882, as the famed playwright and satirist is wrapping up a tour of America before returning home to
England to marry Constance (Jennifer Ehle), with whom he eventually has two sons. Wilde discovers his homosexuality when acolyte Robert Ross (Michael Sheen) presses his ripe young flesh upon his intellectual mentor. Before you know it, Wilde is on a rampage of discovery, ditching Ross for
ever-younger conquests. His undoing is the dashingly handsome and petulant Lord Alfred Douglas (Jude Law) aka Bosie, who fancies h...