Much Ado About Nothing

Much Ado About Nothing

Byr Joss Whedon

  • Genre: Comedy
  • Release: 2013-06-07
  • Rate: PG-13
  • Lenght: 1h 48min
  • Director: Joss Whedon
  • Producer: Renaissance Films
  • Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
  • iTunes Price: USD 5.99
  • iTunes Rent: USD 3.99
7.1/10
7.1
From 420 Certification

Description

Joss Whedon's sexy and contemporary spin on Shakespeare's classic comedy about the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick - offering a sensual, dark and occasionally absurd view of the intricate game that is love.

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Reviews

  • So good

    5
    By BaruchZed
    This was really fun to watch. I am looking forward to watching it again! Many levels of goodness here, first the writing duh this is The Bard as comedian poking fun at human foibles and egos. Then the players, many familiar faces among them, plying their craft at it's purest, filing in the director's home, in modern garb but staying true to the Elizabethan English....clearly this was a lot of fun to make, and it is a lot of fun to watch.
  • Excellent! Love, love, love!!

    5
    By ZadaWeedman
    I delayed getting this because, even though I love the works of Joss Whedon and the actors involved, I am a firm believer that Shakespeare should be done with British actors. Well, WOW, was I wrong. Modern setting with Shakespeare works the Whedon way! Talk about amazing talent from all the involved parties. Get past the hangup about language being "old" and watch this. (Sigh) I should have never doubted that Josh Whedon could pull this off. Seriously, give us more of this!!!
  • Fantastic!

    5
    By MAM SIR MAMI
    I didn't think at first I would love♥️this movie! Wonderful, uplifting!!!!
  • Perfect

    5
    By Disapointed01
    A perfect modem telling of one of my favorite plays.
  • A Good Time

    4
    By SWBIK
    I love movies where it is obvious that the cast had a blast making it. And this is one of those movies. The adaptation is fun, the direction and camera work are interesting. I LOVE Beatrice and much of the supporting cast. Unfortunately, the actor playing Benedict doesn't really match up against everyone else. But Nathan Fillion is Dogberry, and that is one of the awesomest things ever.
  • Excellent

    5
    By jasonep2
    A wondeful production with some great choices made by Whedon in interpreting the material and presentation (casting, b&w, using his own home).
  • wonderful

    5
    By augias84
    this is a sweet movie version of this comedy. It is very funny, and I liked the staging quite a lot. The actors have very american pronunciation, but I thought that fit the modern staging quite well. I'm a fan of all things Joss Whedon, and it's great to see all these actors from Dollhouse and Firefly in this movie!
  • Need to study black and white cinematography

    2
    By chixnhens
    I may be one of the few who had issues about how this movie was filmed. Shooting black and white is not the same as color! The director/cinematographer needs to think about how differently the film will look in the different medium. Think about lighting, contrast, think about the clothing and the set design, think about framing. I was so annoyed by the filming, I didn't pay much attention to the story. There is a price to be paid for shooting fast and cheaply!
  • Fantastic Adaptation

    5
    By Nec. Rough. Great
    While I very much love the original film directed by Kenneth Branagh, I can't help but love this Whedon, modern day adaptation. I was impressed with the way Whedon helped the viewer understand the language through the performance of the actors. Even after seeing the 1993 film several times, Whedon's direction accompanied by the actors' performances moved me to tears more than once. Besides the modern setting, there were a few other changes to the new film, such as the character Conrade being portrayed by a female and having a much cleaner, less obnoxious Dogberry. While it would have been quite humorous to see Castle Star, Nathan Fillion, duplicate Michael Keaton's performance in the 1993 film, I thoroughly enjoyed Dogberry and company's portrayal. Casting was spot on. I was thrilled to see so many of Whedon's former colleagues in this film. Even more impressive was the fact that this film was filmed in only 12 days (and in Whedon's home). Overall, this new adaption exceeded my expectations. I absolutely loved it. Kudos to Whedon and cast!
  • Good--but not great

    4
    By Lalareview
    The movie was not as ground-breaking as the trailer suggested; however, it was very entertaining and interesting to watch. The actors did a lovely job of making the Shakespearean language comprehensible in a modern context but I felt like the modern setting was almost pointless. The modern context, I suppose, was used to attract attention from people who are not normally Shakespeare fans but I don't think that they did anything spectacular or particularly creative with that modern setting. It was an entertaining watch--not necessarily one that I could ponder much about after or wish to see again.

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