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Much Ado About Nothing MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson (1993, Columbia TriStar, PG-13, priced for rental) The high comedy of Beatrice (Thompson) and...Much Ado About NothingDrama, ComedyPG-13 MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson (1993, Columbia TriStar, PG-13, priced for rental) The high comedy of Beatrice (Thompson) and...1994-02-18Keanu ReevesDenzel WashingtonKeanu Reeves, Denzel Washington
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Much Ado About Nothing

Genre: Drama, Comedy; Starring: Kate Beckinsale, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Sean Leonard, Emma Thompson, Keanu Reeves, Denzel Washington; Director: Kenneth Branagh; Status: In Season; MPAA Rating: PG-13

MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson (1993, Columbia TriStar, PG-13, priced for rental) The high comedy of Beatrice (Thompson) and Benedick (Branagh), who are fooled into romance, takes place under sunny Tuscan skies on a gorgeous estate. Director Branagh’s approach to Shakespeare is that of a showman: Scrappy energy abounds. The acting ranges from pitiful (Keanu Reeves) to eccentric (Michael Keaton) to standard (Ken ‘n’ Emma). But the Shakespeare-in-the-Park sensibility gains in rambunctiousness and ravishing visual presentation what it loses in true refinement. B- -Lawrence O’Toole

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