RT Video/DVD DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 45644015 LA In English, with optional subtitles in English for the hearing impaired; closed-captioned. T1 Love's labour's lost a romantic musical comedy A1 Barron, David, Branagh, Kenneth., Silverstone, Alicia., McElhone, Natascha,, Mortimer, Emily., Ejogo, Carmen,, Clifford, Richard., Hill, Daniel., Nivola, Alessandro., Lillard, Matthew,, Lester, Adrian., Spall, Timothy,, O'Donnell, Anthony., Lane, Nathan,, Rocca, Stefania., Briers, Richard., McEwan, Geraldine., Yuill, Jimmy,, Gershwin, George,, Gershwin, Ira,, Porter, Cole,, Kern, Jerome,, Hammerstein, Oscar,, Berlin, Irving,, Carter, Desmond., McHugh, Jimmy,, Fields, Dorothy,, Harbach, Otto,, Shakespeare, William,, Miramax Films., Intermedia Films., Shakespeare Film Company., Pathé Pictures., Arts Council of England., Studio Canal+., Miramax Home Entertainment (Firm), Buena Vista Home Entertainment (Firm), PB Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment PP Burbank, CA YR 2000 SN 0788818473 9780788818479 AB The handsome young King of Navarre and his three friends--Berowne, Longaville, and Dumaine--make a pledge to retreat for three years to study literature and art, depriving themselves of all comforts, including the company of women, for the duration. The pledge survives intact for exactly as long as it takes the beautiful Princess of France and her three friends--Rosaline, Maria, and Katherine--to travel to Navarre on a diplomatic mission from her father. Shakespeare purists will probably be horrified that Branagh has juxtaposed the Bard with classics by Irving Berlin, Cole Porter, and George and Ira Gershwin, in a loving homage to the great musicals of the '30s. He has also thrown in every cliché of said musicals, reviving the abandoned genre with 90 minutes of elaborately staged flossy, frothy, campy, cotton-candy fun.