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Much Ado About Nothing
- Amy Acker

Overview - 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).  Read more...

 
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Overview

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.

Cast List

Joss Whedon - Screenwriter; creator of WB's "Buffy the Vampire Slayer"
William Shakespeare - Sixteenth century English playwright/poet
Victor Ray Ennis
Deborah Lurie - music, GEORGE LUCAS IN LOVE
Clint Bennett - Music, MEMORY (2007)
Jed Whedon - Composer, brother to Joss Whedon
Jay Hunter - Cinematographer
Clark Gregg - American actor, THE NEW ADVENTURES OF OLD CHRISTINE
Ashley Johnson - American Film and TV Actress, GROWING PAINS,
Romy Rosemont
Reed Edward Diamond - Actor in HOMICIDE
Reed Diamond - Actor in HOMICIDE
Paul Meston
Alexis Denisof - British Actor/ "Angel", "Buffy"
Sean Maher - American Actor
Spencer Treat Clark - actor
Amy Acker - Actress, ANGEL
Nathan Fillion - Actor
Riki Lindhome - Actor
Tom Lenk
Fran Kranz - Actor in ADMISSIONS
Emma Bates
Brian McElhaney
Nick Kocher
Joshua Zar
Jillian Morgese
Elsa Guillet-Chapuis

 
Details
    DVD Format
  • Format: DVD
  • Run Time: 109
  • Color Format: (unknown/unconverted)
  • UPC: 031398176695
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Rating: PG-13 (MPAA)
  • Release Date: May 2014

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Reviews:
"[T]he joyous spirit of the play has been preserved in this modest, homegrown production." - 06/06/2013 Wall Street Journal


3 stars out of 4 -- "Whedon, without skimping on the tale's tragic undercurrents, has crafted an irresistible blend of mirth and malice." - 06/20/2013 Rolling Stone


3 stars out of 4 -- "[A] delightfully spirited romp, filled with visual splendor, strong performances and flashes of post-modern absurdity - 06/14/2013 USA Today


"[F]rom its very first scenes, Mr. WhedonÂ’s film crackles with a busy, slightly wayward energy that recalls the classic romantic sparring of the studio era." - 06/07/2013 New York Times


4 stars out of 5 -- "It will require no conspiring to make you fall for this one; Whedon and Shakespeare are a perfect match." - 06/07/2013 Empire


"ADO never loses the spirit of its source material. The focus is squarely on the actors, who approximate the playful, collaborative energy of a primo theater troupe." - 06/06/2013 A.V. Club

 
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