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Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

PG  |   |  Romance, Comedy, Musical  |  31 March 2000 (UK)
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An update of the classic Shakespeare story, director Kenneth Branagh shot this movie like a classic 30s musical. Love's Labour's Lost 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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Peines d'amour perdues  »

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$13,000,000 (estimated)

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£143,649 (UK) (31 March 2000)

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$284,291 (USA) (7 July 2000)
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This is the only Shakespearean film directed by Kenneth Branagh in which Brian Blessed does not appear. See more »

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The swim suits that were worn during the pool sequences of the "No Strings (I'm Fancy Free)" musical number were far too immodest for the late 1930's. Women in that era, especially in a movie musical, would have been wearing a panel suit, with a panel of fabric covering the lower front of the suit. See more »

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Berowne: Did not I dance with you in Brabant once?
Rosaline: Did not I dance with you in Brabant once?
Berowne: I know you did.
Rosaline: How needless was it, then, to ask the question.
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References Yankee Doodle Dandy (1942) See more »

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They Can't Take That Away From Me
Music by George Gershwin and lyrics by Ira Gershwin
Performed by Kenneth Branagh, Alessandro Nivola, Matthew Lillard, Adrian Lester, Carmen Ejogo, Alicia Silverstone, Emily Mortimer and Natascha McElhone
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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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