Much Ado About Nothing [DVD] [2012]

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Overview

Ratings & Reviews


Overall Customer Rating:
90% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (25 out of 28)

Special Features


  • "Much ado about making nothing" featurette
  • "Bus ado about nothing" featurette
  • "Sigh no more" music video
  • Director's commentary with Joss Whedon
  • Commentary with cast & Joss Whedon
  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis


Much Ado About Nothing
Writer/director Joss Whedon (Serenity, Marvel's The Avengers) gives William Shakespeare's beloved battle-of-the-sexes comedy a contemporary makeover in this feature adaptation starring Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof. In the wake of an eventful trip abroad, Claudio (Fran Kranz) and Benedick (Denisof) arrive safely back in their hometown of Messina, where Claudio wastes no time declaring his love for Hero (Jillian Morgese). Alas, when clever Benedick learns that his friend has poured his heart out to the daughter of powerful governor Leonato (Clark Gregg), he chides his old friend relentlessly over the syrupy assertion while engaging Leonato's outspoken niece Beatrice (Acker) in a series of spirited debates. Meanwhile, somewhere amidst all of the pointed insults and playful barbs, something that strangely resembles true love seems to blossom between Benedick and Beatrice. Nathan Fillion, Reed Diamond, and Sean Maher co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Amy Acker
    Amy Acker - Beatrice
  • Alexis Denisof
    Alexis Denisof - Benedick
  • Clark Gregg
    Clark Gregg - Leonato
  • Reed Diamond
    Reed Diamond - Don Pedro
  • Fran Kranz
    Fran Kranz - Claudio



Overall customer rating

4.5
90%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    An Excellent Rendition of Shakespeare

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    friedgold99
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    This film is basically Joss Whedon and his friends having fun. Chocked full of performers from Whedon's previous films, such as Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Clark Gregg, and Nathan Fillion, there are certainly a lot of likable actors to draw non-Shakespearean audiences. Alexis Denisof and Amy Acker provide fabulous performances as the leads. The editing of Shakespeare's work provides a clear story while maintaining the spirit and poetry of the play. If you are a fan of Whedon and his band of actors, and do not totally hate Shakespeare, then this is a film you will want to see.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    OK movie, if you like Shakespeare

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    MoviePic
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    Decent movie, however I didn't watch this movie before buying it. The synopsis sounded good, but I would've never bought this film if I had seen it first. I'll probably have to watch it a few times, as it was a retelling of a Shakespeare play and hard to follow @ times . Also, unaware the movie was filmed in B&W.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Shakespeare Movie!

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    dundat27
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    I really enjoyed this movie, especially because it is using the actual words from the original play. This movie can be great for people that have never seen a Shakespeare movie, and want to be introduced or people that have seen them all. This movie is also at a great price, for both Blu-ray and digital copy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Secret movies are the best movies

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    drgonzo369
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    Joss Whedon shot this film in secret, and it's an amazing modern version of the classic story. Much like Baz Luhrmann's take on Romeo and Juliet, the film takes place in a modern setting with old English dialogue. Don't let the black and white fool you, as this is a title worth owning.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    An interesting take...

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    Jacque
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    The blu-ray: The sound and picture are great. It's a gorgeous set very simple. The plot: For fans of Joss, you will enjoy this. It has his signature style and is very thought-provoking, yet direct. Plus you can't go wrong when you are using Shakespeare as a basis.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Extraordinary adaptation

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    David
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    A beautifully realized, well-acted adaptation of Shakespeare's classic. A loose, free-wheeling approach by Joss Whedon and the actors lends a unique vibe to the proceedings. It's well worth adding this one to your collection.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Best version I have seen

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    Wolven1
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    I bought this for a friend that seems to have an obsession with this movie. Then we have a girls day watching it 3 times. Watched the movie, watched with cast commentary, watched with Director commentary. Definitely worth the whole day invested.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Joss Whedon is a genius!

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    topher
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    All of the actors are great. Amy Acker and Alexis Denisof are my most favorite on-screen couple (sorry Alyson, but I'm available). Clark Gregg gives and amazing performance. Tom Lenk and Nathan Fillion are as hilarious as they always are.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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