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Love's Labour's Lost

HD   PG Closed Captioning


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About the Movie

With Kenneth Branagh (Wild Wild West, Celebrity), Alicia Silverstone (Blast From The Past) and Nathan Lane (At First Sight, Mouse Hunt) leading a stellar ensemble cast, Stanley Donen and Martin Scorsese present a sexy, glamorous and fun 1930's-style musical that's earned terrific critical acclaim! The King of Navarre (Alessandro Nivola - Mansfield Park, Face/Off) and his three best friends think that they've sworn off love in the pursuit of intellectual enlightenment. But when the Princess of France (Silverstone) and her beautiful attendants arrive for a diplomatic visit, their high-minded plans are turned completely upside down! Then, as war rages and secret passions burn, loyalty and devotion are tested like never before! Also featuring hilarious Matthew Lillard (She's All That, Scream) and the classic songs of Cole Porter, Irving Berlin and more -- go back in time and allow yourself to be swept away by this wonderfully entertaining motion picture treat!

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 64
  • Fresh: 32
  • Rotten: 32
  • Average Rating: 5.6/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: Even though Love's Labour's Lost is, in showbiz terms, a turkey stuffed with chestnuts, you wouldn't trade it for a pot of gold. – A.O. Scott, New York Times, Jul 16, 2008

Rotten: Each player ends up performing in a different play. – Lisa Schwarzbaum, Entertainment Weekly, Jul 7, 2010

Rotten: Little makes much of an impression. – Mike Clark, USA Today, Jun 24, 2010

Fresh: A luscious labor of love. – Derek Elley, Variety, Jul 7, 2010

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Customer Reviews

Delightful, fun interpretation of this classic

A fun romantic romp interpreting Wm S. in a fresh way as only Kenneth Branagh can. Tight direction, lots of music and of course that faithful dialogue. Rent it, if you like WS, you wont be disappointed.


I loved this movie, it was so awesome!!!!!!! Love Kenneth Branagh :) <3

why not wide screen

I have loved Kenneth Branagh's adaptations of Shakespeare classics in the past. This is a great romantic comedy. Sets and costumes are period 1930's. The use of standards from the era help to make this work as a musical. I have to confess that this movie is NOT in widescreen and the grandness of the the sets are completely lost!!! It is the lack of widescreen that I give this movie low stars. I will not buy this movie, as I wanted, nor will I spread praise of it until it is released in widescreen format.