Love's Labour's Lost

2000

Romance / Comedy

6
IMDb Rating 6.1

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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by artzau 8/10

Interesting reading the reviews herein. The reviewers either loved or hatedit. Some witty shots taken at Branagh's effort to make one of The Bard'sweakest comedies into something enjoyable. I mean, c'mon. The play is astory of young men swearing off of love and being made to eat their vows byclever women through little games and switched clues. Hardly a deep plotwith potentially tragic twists like Much Ado About Nothing, or confusionreigning during a lover in love with love as in Twelfth Night, or a kneeslapper like Midsummer's Night Dream. So, Branagh, ever the innovator andrisk-taker, makes it into a gishy late 30s musical with all the trappings(make that 'tappings') from lead into song and dance routines to coordinatedsmiling shapely swimmers peeling off like a deck of cards into a swimmingpool. Busby Berkeley would have loved it, as would those guys like ColePorter, Irving Berlin and Vincent Youmans who wrote those songs back in the30s. OK, so the ending sucks but how else can you wind up this comedy? It'snot Branagh's fault this play is Much Ado About Nothing; blame it on theBard. He wrote it.

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Reviewed by Joshua T. (niteman) 8/10

Something about Love's Labour's Lost is causing critics to sniff and huffand puff like never before. The dance numbers aren't perfectly in sync andthe music isn't perfectly performed, they sneer. Shakespeare and Gershwindon't mix. It's sheer fluff. It's bizarre.<br><br>Thus saith the critics. The forest that they're missing with their shrubsof discontentment is the overwhelming charm and infectuous fun of this sillylittle film. Yes, when Branagh and his cronies do a dance number it isn'tlock-step choreography (one arm a little high, perhaps, one foot off thebeat a bit). When Alicia Silverstone and her ladies-in-waiting cavort andgiggle in a pool, they're not quite Esther Williams and company. Instead ofpicture-perfect Fred &amp; Ginger, they look like real people dancing andsinging because dancing and singing are fun. And unless you're EbenezerScrooge, The Grinch, or a movie critic, you'll have fun,too.<br><br>That's not to say the movie is just sloppy silliness. Branagh stages somegorgeous set pieces, including gondolas lit by Japanese lanterns, aprop-plane goodbye straight out of Casablanca, and a production number inwhich the film's silliest character kicks the moon like a big silver soccerball. It's about a third Shakespeare, a third 30's musical, and a thirdLooney Tunes. What's odd is that the styles mix so well under Branagh'sdirection.<br><br>If you want a picture-perfect musical, rent &quot;The Unsinkable Molly Brown&quot; orsome other dull thing. If you want perfect Shakespeare, rent Branagh's&quot;Hamlet.&quot; If, however, you want a movie to make you believe in movies again-- if you want to kick up your heels, laugh out loud, and float out of amovie theater humming Cole Porter -- see this movie.

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Reviewed by ricknorwood ([email protected]) 7/10

Beautiful words, delightful music, great acting! What could ruin such amix. The answer, the ego of Kenneth Branagh. He is much too old for thepart of a young student. His direction is absurdly literal. For example:probably the best use of the song &quot;Heaven, I'm in heaven...&quot; is sung byAngel Islington in Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere. Here the song is ruined byliterally yanking the singers up on wires to a ceiling painted to resembleheaven. If a song mentions a hat, the director shows us a hat, and so on. The camera is always doing things that are distracting and annoying. Thechoreography is nothing but a string of literal quotes, from Busby Berkleyto Fred Astaire to Gene Kelly to Bob Fosse. It never flows, just jerks fromquote to quote. And while the older actors are superb, there does not seemto be an actor under 25 who can do Shakespeare...they all sound as if theyare mouthing words that are not a part of their vocabulary. And theslapstick -- 'taint funny Magee. After all this, I still recommend watchingthe film. It is much kinder to the clowns than most productions of LLL. Branagh's great speech in praise of love is worth the price of admission. He acts sincerity so well it is almost enough to make us forget what he didto Emma Thompson. And the music is ... heaven.

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