Saturday, July 4, 2009

Shakespeare Retold: Macbeth

James McAvoy stars as the light-hearted, singing chef Macbeth in this movie. All is well until his wife convinces him to kill the restaurant owner. Then he becomes a homicidal, songless chef, and she goes mad and jumps off the top of the restaurant building. It stays fairly close to the plot of the Shakespeare play, but the modern setting makes one realize just how despicable Macbeth becomes by the time he meets his end. I loved the modern incarnations of the three witches in this version, too.

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