• Much Ado About Nothing (2013)

Much Ado About Nothing

Release Date: June 7th, 2013

DVD Release Date: October 8th, 2013

PG-13 |1 hr 49 min

Plot Summary

After a successful campaign against his rebellious brother, Don John (Sean Maher), Don Pedro (Reed Diamond) visits the governor of Messina. With him are Benedick (Alexis Denisof) and Claudio (Fran Kranz). While there, Claudio falls for the governor's daughter, Hero (Jillian Morgese), while Benedick engages in a war of words with Beatrice (Amy Acker), the governor's niece. While Don Pedro tries to trick Benedick and Beatrice into falling in love, Don John tries to tear Claudio and Hero apart.

Cast: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Nathan Fillion, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond

Director: Joss Whedon

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: Bellwether Pictures

Distributors: Lionsgate Films, Roadside Attractions

Keywords: Brother, Revenge, Playful, Love, Soldier, Daughter, Charming, 2010s, Deception, Rivalry

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80
    John DeForeThe Hollywood Reporter

    More than most adaptations, this is a film true to Shakespeare's practice of employing all means at hand to keep the crowd entertained. show more

  • 100
    Sheila O'MalleyRogerEbert.com

    Would the magic hold? The magic holds. It holds from beginning to end. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    Even if snorkeling wasn't a major sport in 16th-century Sicily, where the action was originally set, the joyous spirit of the play has been preserved in this modest, homegrown production. show more

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