• Love's Labour's Lost (2000)

Love's Labour's Lost

Release Date: June 9th, 2000

DVD Release Date: December 19th, 2000

PG |1 hr 33 min

Plot Summary

Kenneth Branagh continues to make sterling adaptations of classic William Shakespeare plays with this romantic musical-comedy. "Love's Labour's Lost" takes place in 1939, when the King of Navarre and his three best friends make a pact to remain celibate for three years. When the Princess of France arrives with her three beautiful companions, their will, and honor, is put to the test immediately.

Cast: Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone, Kenneth Branagh, Carmen Ejogo, Matthew Lillard, Adrian Lester, Emily Mortimer

Director: Kenneth Branagh

Genres: Musical comedy

Production Co: Shakespeare Film Company, Le Studio Canal +, Miramax Films, Intermedia Films, Pathé Pictures, Arts Council of England

Keywords: Charming, Love, 1930s, Friend, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 68
    Kevin MaynardMr. Showbiz

    A trifle of a farce fashioned into a '30s musical that gaily trips as much as it lightly skips, but nonetheless marks a welcome return to form. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There's not a song I wouldn't hear again with pleasure, or a clip that might not make me smile, but as a whole, it's not much. Like cotton candy, it's better as a concept than as an experience. show more

  • 75
    Jay CarrBoston Globe

    Branagh and Love's Labour's Lost all but will themselves into liftoff. They achieve it, and in doing so, they somehow make it right to our pleasure centers with their generous embrace of stardust and pizazz. show more

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