Much Ado about Nothing Movie Review 1993

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Shakespeare for the masses details romance between two sets of would-be lovers--the battling Beatrice and Benedick (Thompson and Branagh) and the ingenuous Hero and Claudio (Beckinsale and Leonard). Washington is the noble warrior leader, Reeves his evil half-dressed half-brother, and Keaton serves comic relief as the officious, bumbling Dogberry. Sunlit, lusty, and revealing about all the vagaries of love, Branagh brings passion to his quest of making Shakespeare more approachable. His second attempt after "Henry V" at breaking the stuffy Shakespearean tradition. Filmed on location in Tuscany, Italy.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 110 minutes.
Originally from British.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Plays to Film: William Shakespeare, Adapted from a Play, War Between the Sexes
Kenneth Branagh
Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Michael Keaton, Brian Blessed, Phyllida Law, Imelda Staunton, Gerard Horan, Jimmy Yuill, Richard Clifford, Ben Elton, Richard Briers
Roger Lanser
Kenneth Branagh
Patrick Doyle
Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Evans, David Parfitt, Renaissance Films, BBC Films, American Playhouse Theatrical Films, Samuel Goldwyn, Entertainment Film Productions

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