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Tempest, The (2010) Movie Information

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Julie Taymor


Russell Brand
Helen Mirren
Djimon Hounsou
Chris Cooper
Alfred Molina
Alan Cumming





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Julie Taymor gives her own twist to the classic Shakespeare play by switching genders - Prospero is now Prospera, where the magician still has to cope with her feelings of vengeance and self-discovery on an island where she makes her own rules. -- Chris Kavan

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patjohnson76 09/23/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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A noble effort that in the end just doesn't quite work. The cast is strong, (particularly Mirren), the effects interesting, and you can't go wrong with Shakespeare. Unfortunately, the performances come off as a little stagey, the costumes have a strange, modern look, and the 3 story lines that run fine on stage don't translate well to the screen. It's like trying to keep track of 3 different movies whereas on stage they flow together. Again, I think the effort is notable and I credit Taymor with trying to bring this classic to the screen, but it just didn't work out.

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