As You Like It

As You Like It
  • 2006
  • UK / US
  • 2h 6min
  • 12A
  • Directed by: Kenneth Branagh
  • Written by: Kenneth Branagh, William Shakespeare
  • Cast: Kevin Kline, Bryce Dallas Howard, Romola Garai, Alfred Molina, Brian Blessed, David Oyelowo
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With great pretentiousness and little point, writer/director Branagh has moved the bard's tale from the forest of Arden to 19th century Japan. Into this vaguely sketched world of pagodas and geishas flees the daughter (Howard) of a banished duke (Blessed), disguising herself as a man and unleashing a series of misunderstandings, gender confusions and mistaken identities amidst court exiles and forest natives.

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As You Like It

20 Sep 20071 star

COMEDY/ADAPTATION (12A) 126min His forthcoming remake of Anthony Shaffer/Joseph L Mankewicz’s Sleuth (this time adapted by Harold Pinter) may put his career back on track, but Kenneth Branagh’s once golden touch with the Bard turns leaden with As You…

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