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A Midsummer Night's Dream [1999] (1 disc)

Director:Michael Hoffman
Writer:Michael Hoffman
Composer:Robin Urdang
Length:120 minutes
(2 hours 0 minute)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:Fantasy
Sorting Tub:Juliet
IMDB Rating:6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:70%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: A love triangle with a tail heads into the woods one night and everything changes.

Reaction: This is a great version of Shakespeare's classic comedy. Kevin Kline is hilarious.

Personal Rating: 9/10

Michael Hoffman => Director / Writer
Robin Urdang => Composer
William Shakespeare => Original Play
Anna Friel => Hermia
Bernard Hill => Egeus
Bill Irwin => Tom Snout
Calista Flockhart => Helena
Chomoke Bhuiyan => Changeling Boy
Christian Bale => Demetrius
David Strathairn => Theseus
Dominic West => Lysander
Gregory Jbara => Snug
Heather Parisi => Bottom's Wife (as Heather Elizabeth Parisi)
Kevin Kline => Nick Bottom
Max Wright => Robin Starveling
Michelle Pfeiffer => Titania
Roger Rees => Peter Quince
Rupert Everett => Oberon
Sam Rockwell => Francis Flute
Sophie Marceau => Hippolyta
Stanley Tucci => Puck

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Kevin Kline wasn't happy playing the cartoonish figure of Bottom. He felt that he was better suited to playing the regal Oberon.
  • The cast features three Oscar-winners (Kevin Kline, Sam Rockwell and Christian Bale) and three nominees (Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci and David Strathairn).
  • The action of the play is transplanted from Athens, Greece to the fictional Italian city of Monte Athens.
  • This was Michelle Pfeiffer's first attempt at Shakespeare since her debut as an actress in a New York stage production of Twelfth Night.
  • Take a look at what some of the other performers are rehearsing while the Mechanicals are waiting for word from the Duke. One group of players is rehearsing the Greek tragedy Oedipus Rex and another pair of players are rehearsing a scene from William Shakespeare's play Othello.
  • Calista Flockhart and Anna Friel's mud fight had to be filmed twice. It took four hours to prep and clean the actresses for a second take.