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476 Ratings

Much Ado About Nothing

Directed by Joss Whedon
United States, 2012
Comedy, Romance, Drama


A modern retelling of Shakespeare’s classic comedy about the story of sparring lovers Beatrice and Benedick, both armed with a way with words yet with different takes on romance.

Much Ado About Nothing Directed by Joss Whedon
Watching Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof battle it out… is a supreme pleasure. Beatrice is a tough-talkin’ dame like Carole Lombard or Katharine Hepburn, and Benedick is an independent irritable guy, reminiscent of Cary Grant or William Powell.
June 21, 2013
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Most impressive of all is Amy Acker’s pithy performance, letting the Tudor tongue twisters fall from her mouth with grace and refinement, often licked with backhanded bite.
June 13, 2013
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Miniscule in budget but mighty in ambition, ‘Much Ado About Nothing’ is several rare things at once: a satisfying cinematic take on the Bard; a literary adaptation which feels intimate and personal; and a home movie entirely worthy of the big screen.
June 10, 2013
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