I am surprised I am the first reviewer for this movie. This is an amazing production of As You Like It. The coup scene added to the beginning of the play was a fun added touch, and it only gets better from there. The actress plays Rosalind just as I envision her: confident, playful, loyal, and sincerely in love. I am not normally a fan of romantic comedy, but I love this play and this version of it in particular. The play gently mocks some of the conventions and silliness we experience around love while maintaining a positive view on love's possibilities in contrast to the character, Jacques, and his chronic cynicism and melancholy. The setting, Japan, and the costumes are beautiful but in no way distract you from the strong acting in this film. If you are choosing between this production and the one staring Laurence Olvier, please choose this one! The Olivier version cuts out far too many lines and the acting is mediocre for the most part. This movie is guaranteed to put you in a cheery mood.