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Toronto — Fresh from saving the planet with The Avengers, Joss Whedon makes Generation Fanboy safe for the Bard in his laugh-stuffed Much Ado About Nothing; he even makes the play's "hey nonny nonny" ditty hummable. The picture kept the crowd howling and prompted a standing ovation at Saturday's Elgin Theater premiere, but even viewers not enlisted in Whedon's Browncoat cult will find much to like here. Unconventional enough that it won't unseat Kenneth Branagh's two-decade old version as the mainstream go-to, it should nevertheless have legs in a theatrical run. Photos: Toronto Film Festival Opening Day:

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