Director: Joss Whedon
Writer: William Shakespeare
Starring: Amy Acker, Alexis Denisof, Clark Gregg, Reed Diamond, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese, Sean Maher, Nathan Fillion, Tom Lenk
Review: 4.5 stars (of five)
It’s been a long time since a movie has made me this happy, and at minimum, it’s the best film I’ve seen this year. Joss Whedon’s black-and-white, friends-and-family production of Much Ado About Nothing is a simple delight, minimally but inventively staged with a talented cast, letting the effortless brilliance of Shakespeare’s writing shine.
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