The Tempest Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 14166

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 15

Theatrical Release Date: 12/10/2010

Blu-ray/DVD Release Date: 09/13/2011

Language: English

Genre: Romance

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Julie Taymor

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

Plot: 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 - wrote on 09/23/2011

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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