Much Ado About Nothing

Starring: Amy Acker & Alexis Denisof Director: Joss Whedon  Rated: PG-13: Parents Strongly Cautioned for Children Under 13
SHAKESPEARE KNEW HOW TO THROW A PARTY
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: PG-13
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 49 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released:
  • Originally Released: 2012
  • Label: Lions Gate
  • Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
  • Note: "Much ado about making nothing" featurette
    • "Bus ado about nothing" featurette
    • "Sigh no more" music video
    • Director's commentary with Joss Whedon
    • Commentary with cast & Joss Whedon
  • Aspect Ratio: Widescreen - 1.78
  • Audio:
    • Dolby Digital 5.1 - English, Spanish
    • Subtitles - English, Spanish

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Entertainment Reviews:

Wall Street Journal - 06/06/2013
"[T]he joyous spirit of the play has been preserved in this modest, homegrown production."
Rolling Stone - 06/20/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "Whedon, without skimping on the tale's tragic undercurrents, has crafted an irresistible blend of mirth and malice."
USA Today - 06/14/2013
3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] delightfully spirited romp, filled with visual splendor, strong performances and flashes of post-modern absurdity
New York Times - 06/07/2013
"[F]rom its very first scenes, Mr. Whedon's film crackles with a busy, slightly wayward energy that recalls the classic romantic sparring of the studio era."
Empire - 06/07/2013
4 stars out of 5 -- "It will require no conspiring to make you fall for this one; Whedon and Shakespeare are a perfect match."
A.V. Club - 06/06/2013
"ADO never loses the spirit of its source material. The focus is squarely on the actors, who approximate the playful, collaborative energy of a primo theater troupe."

Product Description:

Writer/director Joss Whedon (SERENITY, MARVEL'S THE AVENGERS) gives William Shakespeare's beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedy a contemporary makeover in this feature adaptation starring Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Benedick (Denisof) arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero (Jillian Morgese). Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato (Clark Gregg), he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion while engaging Leonato's outspoken niece Beatrice (Acker) in a series of spirited debates. Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all of the pointed insults and playful barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice. Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, and Sean Maher co-star.

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  • Sales Rank: 131,714
  • UPC: 031398176695
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