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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... 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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A romantic comedy for anyone who's ever been in love. 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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Also Known As:

Mucho ruido y pocas nueces  »

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$11,000,000 (estimated)

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$22,551,000
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Much of the singing was not re-recorded. See more »

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It might be thought that the accordion at the masquerade ball is an anachronism, as they were not invented until 1822. However, the film updates the setting of the play to the early nineteenth century, thereby making the accordion's presence plausible. See more »

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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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Version of Much Ado About Nothing (1973) 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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