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Calm My Crazy: Much Ado About Nothing


I won’t lie I have the VHS, DVD, and soundtrack to this Branagh directed Shakespeare movie. School started last week and when I saw this on the required list I squealed. A lot. I already mentioned how much I love musicals and curling up to read a book are ways I love to destress but this movie is both of those and more. Okay, so there isn’t that much singing but still! I’ve been listening to the soundtrack for more years then I’m willing to admit. I even went through periods where I’d play it at night to fall asleep.

I’m not going to do a review because I’d just gush {and ramble sort of like what I’m doing now}. But if you love marriage, mayhem, misunderstandings, and masquerades than you need to check out Much Ado About Nothing. Here are two other adaptations I’d love to see; David Tennant and Catherine Tate’s performance as Benedict and Beatrice as well as Joss Whedon’s modern version that premiered this year at Toronto’s International Film Festival.

The best couple? Hands down Benedict & Beatrice. No matter how their personal life evolved Kenneth Branagh and Emma Thompson are an amazing duo on screen with great chemistry.

Most embarrassing scene? That’d be Hero’s swain confessing his love… I just won’t say which time.

The craziest character? That wouldn’t be conflicted, troubled making Don Juan {he just needed an occupation}. But Micheal Keaton as Dogberry was without a doubt funny and crazy. Here is one clip of his dizzying intellect.

Here is a fan clip with one version of the movies overture.

Just talking about this movie calms my crazy. And now I want to watch it again.

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12 Responses to Calm My Crazy: Much Ado About Nothing

  1. Oh I loved this movie! I saw it at the cinema at least 3 times when it came out. For me it was all about Keanu, Keanu, Keanu! Such a brilliant cast, and you’re right, Thompson and Brannaugh were standouts. Not to mention the stunning Italian scenery (sigh!) Thank you for reminding me about how much I adored this film. Time to re-live it, me thinks!
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