William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream Poster

Release Date: October 8th, 1999

PG-13|1 hr 56 min

Plot Summary
This version of the renowned comedic play finds the world of humans intersecting with the realm of magic. The lovely Hermia (Anna Friel) is to wed Demetrius (Christian Bale), but she truly cares for Lysander (Dominic West). Hermia's friend, Helena (Calista Flockhart), is in love with Demetrius, while other romantic entanglements abound in the woods, with married fairy rulers Titania (Michelle Pfeiffer) and Oberon (Rupert Everett) toying with various lovers and each other.

Cast: Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Rupert Everett, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart, Anna Friel, Christian Bale, Dominic West

Director: Michael Hoffman

Genres: Comedy

Production Co: Panoramica, Regency Enterprises, Fox Searchlight

Distributors: Buena Vista Home Entertainment [br], Fox, Fox Home Entertainment [br], 20th Century Fox, Filmes Castello Lopes [pt], Gativideo, UGC-Fox Distribution, 20th Century Fox de Argentina [ar]

Keywords: Love triangle, Love, Playful, Rivalry, Amusing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • It is an enchanted folly suggesting that romance is a matter of chance, since love is blind; at the right moment we are likely to fall in love with the first person our eyes light upon. show more

  • A thoroughly enjoyable piece of cinema that does credit to its director and cast. show more

  • Most of the original play's magical speeches are preserved here, and however far this film may seem to stray from the original text, the delights remain. [14 May 1999, Friday, p.A]

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