When two pairs of star-crossed lovers, a feuding pair of supernatural sprites and a love potion gone awry all come together in an enchanted moonlit forest, the result is a delightful mix of merriment and magic. Michelle Pfeiffer, Kevin Kline, Calista Flockhart, Stanley Tucci and Rupert Everett star in this delightful version of one of Shakespeare’s most romantic comedies.
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If there is sacrilege afoot, I'm not enough of a scholar to spot it.
Hoffman charts a middle course, and travels it quite well -- his version is neither as elaborately baroque as Max Reinhardt's 1935 film treatment nor as starkly sexual as Peter Brooks's celebrated 1970 staging.
After watching William Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, I'm left with more admiration than fairy dust.
A playful, sexy piece of work -- just what the Bard might have conjured up for a movie adaptation of his beloved spring-fever comedy.
Sparkling with moonbeams and wit!
Sufficiently contemporary and fresh!