In what master’s work will you find Denzel Washington and Keanu Reeves as brothers? Shakespeare, of course. The 1993 movie adaptation of Shakespeare’s Much Ado About Nothing also stars Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, and Micheal Keaton. It is a rollicking tale of mistaken identities with dashing princes, sharp tongued wenches, and evil plots.
The valiant knight Claudio yearns for the virginal Hero. Noble Don Pedro promises to arrange it, while The Evil Prince vows to break the lovers apart. Meanwhile, Beatrice and Benedict break everything but each other’s heads on their rocky road to romance (Thompson & Branagh were actually married at the time). Love and laughter prevail and a good time is had by all.