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A Midsummer Night's Dream

Posted by Skye |

Rotten Tomatoes: 68% Fresh

Skye's Score: Magical adaptation!

Directed By: Micheal Hoffman
Starring: Michelle Pfeiffer, Calista Flockhart, Rupert Everett, Kevin Kline, Stanley Tucci as Puck.

Synopsis: Michael Hoffman's film adaptation of Shakespeare's magical comedy of a love-tangled quadrangle shimmers with sumptuous cinematography and a truly stellar cast that includes Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Rupert Everett, Calista Flockhart, and Sam Rockwell. Relocated from Athens to an Italian villa, the film follows the romantic misadventures of four would-be lovers

It is that time of year - Midsummer - to dust off this fabulous adaption of one of the Bard's best work (IMHO) and enjoy the video with a cool glass of Chardonnay.

The modern film cleverly combines Elizabethan dialogue with actors in mid 19th century clothing and set in a picturesque Tuscan country villa. Somehow, this oddball combination works and I can't recall this story in any other fashion. Who knows maybe it is the Midsummer magic weaving its spell, this movie has not dimmed over the years of viewing it. It is a great way to re introduce yourself to the Bard - the greatest storyteller ever.

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