Much Ado About Nothing

Having just crushed an uprising by his half-brother, Don John, Don Pedro of Aragon and his noblemen visit their friend Leonato in Messina. Accompanying Don Pedro is the witty Benedick, former lover of Leonato's equally sharp-tongued niece, Beatrice. Also present are Benedick's friend Claudio, a young count; and Don John who, despite his rebellion, has apparently reconciled with his brother. Claudio has been thinking of Leonato's beautiful daughter Hero since before he went to war, and returns to find her as attractive as ever. Don Pedro, learning of his friend's feelings, decides to act on his behalf and arranges the match at a party. An unrepentant Don John attempts to foil it, but unsuccessfully – the match is made. Needing something to pass the time until the wedding, Don Pedro decides to arrange a similar fate for Beatrice and Benedick, whose animosity for each other is clear.

MPAA Rating:PG-13
Genre:Comedy, Drama, Romance
Country:United Kingdom, United States
Produced By:David Parfitt, Stephen Evans, Kenneth Branagh
Directed By:Kenneth Branagh
Written By:Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare
Cast:Kenneth Branagh, Richard Clifford, Ben Elton, Gerard Horan, Jimmy Yuill, Patrick Doyle, Kate Beckinsale, Keanu Reeves, Emma Thompson, Richard Briers, Michael Keaton, Andy Hockley, Imelda Staunton, Phyllida Law, Denzel Washington, Brian Blessed, Chris Barnes, Alex Lowe, Edward Jewesbury, Conrad Nelson, Alex Scott, Robert Sean Leonard
In Theaters:Jul 02, 1993
Runtime:1 hour 51 minutes
Production:Renaissance Films, American Playhouse Theatrical Films, BBC Films
Box Office:$22,551,000
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