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Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. The film tells the story of four best friends who swear off love.

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The King of Navarre and his three companions swear a very public oath to study together and to renounce women for three years. Their honour is immediately put to the test by the arrival of the Princess of France and her three lovely companions. It's love at first sight for all concerned followed by the men's highly entertaining but hopeless efforts to disguise their feelings. Written by Tender Branson

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Rated PG for sensuality and a brief drug reference | See all certifications »

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31 March 2000 (UK)  »

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Peines d'amour perdues  »

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Budget:

$13,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£143,649 (UK) (31 March 2000)

Gross:

$284,291 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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2.35 : 1
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Two thirds of Shakespeare's dialogue was sacrificed to make way for 10 Cole Porter songs. See more »

Goofs

While the movie's concentrating on what is obviously WW2, one of the paper shown announces the end of the war on November 11, which is in fact the date of the end of WW1 in 1918 (the end of WW2 being on May 8, 1945 in Europe and August 15 in Asia). See more »

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Costard: Pray you, who is the head lady?
Princess: Thou shalt know her, fellow, by the rest that have no heads.
Costard: But what is the greatest lady, the highest?
Princess: The thickest and the tallest.
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No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)
by Irving Berlin
Performed by Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone, Emily Mortimer and Carmen Ejogo
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It's cheesy, sappy and delightfully romantic
8 April 2004 | by (Victoria, BC) – See all my reviews

Love's Labour's Lost is a delightful song and dance compendium of classic song and dance blended with classic literature. The drama and acting are way over the top. But the broad stroke of the actors art is required as an important element of the Shakespearean craft. There is a delightful energy to the show and an alluring innocence as one might expect from a forties musical. It is classically campy with delightful bits of direction augmented by stunning costume and decoration. But mostly, it is just fun. Let the show flow without study or analysis and have some fun with the words, dance and songs. I would recommend this show for those who are inexperienced with Shakespeare work as an introduction to the art. It is also for those who do not take the works of Shakespeare as gospel not to be trifled.


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