In anticipation for my write up on Joss Whedon’s Much Ado About Nothing (opens nationwide on June 21), my post for this week is the Kenneth Branagh adaptation of the same play by William Shakespeare, which happens to be one of my favorite plays. Featuring an all star cast including Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Robert Shaw Leonard and a pre-Underworld Kate Beckinsale, this 1993 feature was made me fall in love with Shakespeare and Tuscany again (my first time was with the release of 1985′s A Room With a View).
For those who do not know, Much Ado About Nothing is as it states on the tin, it is a frivolous, lighthearted comedy or at least as light as Shakespeare can go.
I cannot believe it is 20 years since its release!
Check out the trailer below:
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