Essay about Much Ado About Nothing Movie Review

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Much Ado About Nothing Movie Review

Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale, Richard Briers, Brian Blessed, Michael Keaton, Ben Elton

Running Time: 1hr 5mins

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If you're studying the Shakespeare play, Much Ado About Nothing, be sure to watch Kenneth Branagh's interpretation of this play. This film will provide you with an enhanced understanding of the play. Although, it is misleading at times, this version of the play will keep you fully entertained for the full 111 minutes and provide you with extra knowledge of the play.


The majority of the cast was well selected,
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Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson perform well as Benedick and Beatrice. They portray their characters well, especially Emma Thompson as Beatrice. She really portrays Beatrice's upset and anger, at the fact that Hero's has been slandered, well. Her acting really allows to you to understand why Beatrice is so distraught.

I feel that Robert Sean Leonard's acting was quite poor. He was unable to portray Claudio's true feelings. At moments in the film, when Claudio was supposed to be really worried and upset, Robert Sean Leonard made it seem as if Claudio was just pretending to be upset. This gives a false impression to the audience who may think that Claudio was not actually concerned. However, in the wedding scene, he portrayed Claudio's anger, brilliantly. It really allowed the audience to see why Claudio would be so angry about being deceived.

Dogberry was played by Michael Keaton, who I feel did a brilliant job in depicting Dogberry as the village idiot. I feel he was really able to show that Dogberry was meant to be stupid, and this was done well in the scenes where Dogberry and Verges galloped around on imaginary horses.


Much Ado About Nothing was filmed in Villa Vignamaggio in Tuscany and the setting was really bright and open. The fact that it was bright and sunny made it, automatically, seem as if everybody was happy. The