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Much Ado About Nothing [1993] (1 disc)
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Director:Kenneth Branagh
Writer:Kenneth Branagh
Composer:Patrick Doyle
Length:111 minutes
(1 hour 51 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
IMDB Rating:7.4/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:85%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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  • Drama
  • Romance
  • Family
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Synopsis: Benedick, a self-proclaimed eternal bachelor, gets unexpectedly close to Beatrice, the woman with a tongue to match his own.


Reaction: This is a pretty faithful rendition of the bard's play and there's plenty of humor.


Personal Rating: 8/10


Highlights
"Though it be not written down, remember: I am an ass!"

Select Cast and Crew
Kenneth Branagh => Director / Writer / Benedick
Patrick Doyle => Composer / Balthazar
William Shakespeare => Original Play
Alex Lowe => Messenger
Alex Scott => The Boy
Andy Hockley => George Seacole
Ben Elton => Verges
Brian Blessed => Antonio
Chris Barnes => Francis Seacole
Conrad Nelson => Hugh Oatcake
Denzel Washington => Don Pedro
Edward Jewesbury => Sexton
Emma Thompson => Beatrice
Gerard Horan => Borachio
Imelda Staunton => Margaret
Jimmy Yuill => Friar Francis
Kate Beckinsale => Hero
Keanu Reeves => Don John
Michael Keaton => Dogberry
Phyllida Law => Ursula
Richard Briers => Leonato
Richard Clifford => Conrade
Robert Sean Leonard => Claudio

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The entire final scene showing the whole cast singing and dancing to "Hey Nonny Nonny" is a single shot.
  • Judi Dench was offered the role of Ursula.