Thursday, July 2, 2009
BBC recently did modern versions of four Shakespeare plays, among them Much Ado About Nothing. In this version, Beatrice and Benedick are co-anchors on a news show. There are some very funny lines, and it's always great to see a new incarnation of Benedick get "gulled" into believing that Beatrice is dying for love of him. What an ego! And what great lines Benedick has right afterward! Fairly clean movie (no worse than the Branagh version) and simply enjoyable.