I think that this and Midsummer are my favorite Shakespeare plays. And Kenneth Brannaugh is a wizard with Shakespeare. He and Emma Thompson are fabulous together. They've got an on-screen chemisty that totally works, and they don't stumble over the prose the way some people can. They understand it, and you just get it. There's no need to over analyze with these guys. They know what they're doing. And I love that Kate Beckinsale played Hero. She was so young in this. She wasn't even legal to drink! But I digress. I think this is the only movie I like Michael Keaton in. He bothers me for some reason in most things, but he's funny as a total greaseball in this.
A great Shakepeare movie. I love it.