Shakespeare's comedy of errors is adapted for the screen by Trevor Nunn and stars a host of famous British actors (including Ben Kingsley, Nigel Hawthorne and Mel Smith). Twins Viola and Sebastian are shipwrecked on the coast of Illyria and separated, each believing the other dead. Viola disguises herself as a man, and soon Sebastian is being mistaken for her and vice versa. Matters are complicated when the beautiful Olivia falls in love with Viola, whom she believes to be male.
I've loved this movie since I first saw it in 2001. It's a delightful movie based on the original play by William Shakespeare, though in places it does deviate from the "script" (in that some lengthier portions of dialogue are not included).
The cast is enjoyable to watch, as each plays his or her part incredibly well. The standouts for me were Toby Stephens and Imogen Stubbs, who respectively played Orsino and Viola/Cesario. This is one romantic comedy I have watched over and over, and will probably do so many more times in the near future... though perhaps I ought to invest in a couple more copies of the film, in case I wear the first one out from overwatching.
It's a film Shakespeare lovers are sure to enjoy, and if you're a fan of Trevor Nunn's work as a director, be sure to check this out too!
All in all it was a fantastic adaptation of a wonderfully hilarious and heart-warming play.