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Much Ado About Nothing (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Romance | 2 July 1993 (USA)
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio, soon to wed, conspire to get verbal sparring partners and confirmed singles Benedick and Beatrice to wed as well.

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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 5 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

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... Leonato
... Hero
... Margaret
... Friar Francis
... Antonio
Andy Hockley ... George Seacole
Chris Barnes ... Francis Seacole
Conrad Nelson ... Hugh Oatcake
... Ursula
... Beatrice
Alex Lowe ... Messenger
... Don Pedro
... Don John
... Conrade
Gerard Horan ... Borachio
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Young lovers Hero and Claudio are to be married in one week. To pass the time, they conspire with Don Pedro to set a "lover's trap" for Benedick, an arrogant confirmed bachelor, and Beatrice, his favorite sparring partner. Meanwhile, the evil Don Jon conspires to break up the wedding by accusing Hero of infidelity. In the end, though, it all turns out to be "much ado about nothing." Written by Liza Esser <essereli@student.msu.edu>

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Romance. Mischief. Seduction. Revenge. Remarkable. See more »

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated PG-13 for momentary sensuality | See all certifications »

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2 July 1993 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Mucho ruido y pocas nueces  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$22,551,000
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During the Oscar season in early 1994, the Samuel Goldwyn company spent ten million dollars campaigning the film to garner Oscar nominations. They sent bulky packets to all members of the Academy, and played up the film, in hopes of getting it on the final ballot. The effort was all for naught. The film, though highly acclaimed and (unusually for William Shakespeare) a box-office hit, received no Oscar nominations. See more »

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After Balthazar's song, Benedick leaves his deckchair without folding it properly. In a subsequent shot the chair is folded perfectly. See more »

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[first lines]
Beatrice: Sigh no more, ladies, sigh no more. Men were deceivers ever. One foot in sea and one on shore, to one thing constant never. Then sigh not so but let them go and be you blithe and bonny, converting all your sounds of woe into hey nonny nonny.
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References The Magnificent Seven (1960) See more »

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Sigh No More Ladies
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Written by William Shakespeare
Performed by Patrick Doyle
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Mild and merry! A really great movie.
19 April 2000 | by See all my reviews

Much Ado About Nothing

From the beginning to the end, I was comfortable with this movie. The script mixed with the directing and the terrific acting created a glad feeling over this movie. The clips when sir.Benedict and Beatrice are extremely happy to the fake-news arranged by the prince, to the tunes of the main theme you smile, just because it is such a merry film. The language is highly enjoyable, of course. The love-enemies between Benedict and Beatrice are fabulous. Keanu Reeves is good, for once. Denzel Washington really is enjoying being in a Shakespeare-movie, and Branagh is very, very entertaining. I love this movie.

My Rating: 8.5/10


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