Rated PG-13 · 110 minutes · 1993

In this Shakespearean farce, Hero (Kate Beckinsale) and her groom-to-be, Claudio (Robert Sean Leonard), team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro (Denzel Washington), the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick (Kenneth Branagh) and Beatrice (Emma Thompson) -- a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, meddling Don John (Keanu Reeves) plots to ruin the wedding.
Director: Kenneth Branagh
Producer: Kenneth Branagh, Stephen Evans and David Parfitt
Cast: Kenneth Branagh, Emma Thompson, Denzel Washington, Keanu Reeves, Michael Keaton, Robert Sean Leonard, Richard Briers, Kate Beckinsale, Gerard Horan, Richard Clifford, Brian Blessed, Patrick Doyle, Jimmy Yuill, Imelda Staunton, Phyllida Law, Ben Elton, Edward Jewesbury, Andy Hockley, Chris Barnes, Conrad Nelson, Alex Scott and Alex Lowe


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