Love's Labour's Lost

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Released 2000

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Director:
Kenneth Branagh
Released:
2000
Rating:
PG

Love's Labour's Lost is the 2000 romantic comedy musical based on the classic William Shakespeare play and brought to the screen by classicist filmmaker Kenneth Branagh (Dead Again, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, Thor). The setting has been updated to pre-war Europe in the 30s using parodies of Movietone newsreels to frame the action. The young King (Alessandro Nivola) and his three friends, Longaville (Matthew Lillard), Dumaine (Adrian Lester) and the courtly Berowne (Kenneth Branagh) take anoath that they will devote themselves to an ascetic regimen of study for three years, renouncing the pleasures of women, sleeping only three hours a night, and fasting once a week. Berowne is 'the merry madcap lord whose 'eye begets occasion for his wit; For every object that the one doth catch, The other turns into a moving jest.' Of course, the three friends quickly yield to temptation as the Princess of France (Alicia Silverstone) arrives with three women, Maria (Carmen Ejogo), Katherine (Emily Mortimer) and Rosaline (Natascha McElhone). The men fall in love and spend most of the time breaking their oath of abstinence.

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