Love's Labour's Lost
For a king, you came up with a REALLY bad idea...
An update to Shakespeare's play, this version is set in 1939, just before World War II. In keeping with the era, the film features newsreel-style inserts to set the scene and advance the plot. And in true Hollywood tradition, it is also a fully-fledged musical, with modern song-and-dance routines interrupting the classical dialogue. The plot revolves around the king of Navarre, who, together with three colleagues, resolves to dedicate himself to three years of study with serious restrictions, the worst being ''no women''. The arrival of the Princess of France and three ladies in waiting immediately disrupts this plan, and the rest of the movie is how the guys try to pursue the ladies without getting caught. As usual for Shakespeare, there is a clown or two to gum up the works... |
93 minutes, All ages
Comedy, Musical, Romance, On the Art Circuit
Where's it showing?
Kenneth Branagh, Alessandro Nivola, Alicia Silverstone, Natascha McElhone, Matthew Lillard, Adrian Lester, Timothy Spall
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital|
|Produced by||Arts Council of England, Intermedia Films, Le Studio Canal, Miramax Films, Pathé Pictures, Shakespeare Film Company|
|South African Media|
|The MoviesiteIan Douglas||10|
|Cape ArgusDerek Wilson||10|
|Cape ArgusAdrian Monteath||10|
|The StarJay Carr||16|
|Die BurgerHerman Wasserman||10|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||10|
|TV3 ScreenplayBarry Ronge||14|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Catharine Tunnacliffe||5|
|Total Film (UK)Debi Cochrane||10|
|Film Review (UK)James Cameron-Wilson||10|
|Uncut (UK)Chris Roberts||10|
|Average .. 55%||11|
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