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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Branagh, Michael Keaton, more...
Director: Kenneth Branagh, Kenneth Branagh
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Studio: Columbia TriStar
Genre: Comedies, Foreign, British Comedy, Romantic Comedy, Costume Drama/Period Piece, Shakespeare, UK, Quest, Revenge
Running Time: 111 min.
Languages: English, Spanish, French
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
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This title is currently out of print.

Synopsis
Actor Kenneth Branagh made his directorial debut with a rousing screen adaptation of William Shakespeare's Henry V. Four years later, he returns to the bard's work with this lively version of one of Shakespeare's best comedies. Don Pedro (Denzel Washington), the Prince of Aragon, returns victorious from battle to the praises of the Governor of Messina, Leonato (Richard Briers). One of Don Pedro's bravest men, Claudio (Robert Sean Leonard), falls in love with Hero (Kate Beckinsale), Leonato's daughter, and they plan to marry. However, Don Pedro's devious half-brother Don John (Keanu Reeves) opposes the match, and he devises a plan to turn Hero against Claudio. Meanwhile, Benedict (Branagh), Don Pedro's second-in-command, detests Leonato's niece Beatrice (Emma Thompson), but Don Pedro cleverly brings them together by making each think that the other is secretly in love with them. Much Ado About Nothing also features Michael Keaton in a showy turn as Dogberry. ~ Mark Deming, All Movie Guide

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Very enjoyable by MBreslau November 1, 2009 - 8:26 AM PST
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An excellent production and a wonderful cast. Highly recommended!




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Shakespeare on DVD at GreenCine, annotated
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It's hard to search for Shakespeare plays, so this list as of 12/07 may help. Alphabetized by main word in title; renamed adaptations such as Throne of Blood are mentioned but not listed. To see GC's own list, click any 'Shakespeare'-as-genre link.
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Great movies that I have seen.
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Maybe not Oscar-worthy or ground-breaking, but movies that made me smile.
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