As You Like It 2006

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As You Like It ★★½ 2006 (PG)

Branagh sets this version of Shakespeare's romantic fantasy in 18th-century Japan with a group of Europeans who live in a trade colony. Because of a family conflict, Rosalind (Howard) and her entourage are forced to flee into the enchanted forest of Arden. Disguising herself (fetchingly unconvincingly) as a boy, Rosalind then proceeds to confuse the heck out of would-be love interest Orlando (Oyelowo). Kline is along as the melancholy Jacques with the “all the world's a stage” speech. 135m/C DVD . Bryce Dallas Howard, David Oyelowo, Kevin Kline, Alfred Molina, Adrian Lester, Brian Blessed, Janet McTeer, Romola Garia, Jade Jefferies; D: Kenneth Branagh; W: Kenneth Branagh; C: Roger Lanser; M: Patrick Doyle. CABLE