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As You Like It 2006 (Sous-titres franais) (Sous-titres français)

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  • Actors: Bryce Dallas Howard, Kevin Kline, Alfred Molina
  • Directors: Kenneth Branagh
  • Format: AC-3, Closed-captioned, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, DVD-Video, NTSC, Subtitled, Widescreen
  • Language: English, French
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Dubbed: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada This DVD will probably NOT be viewable in other countries. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • MPAA Rating: PG
  • Studio: HBO (Warner)
  • Release Date: Sept. 25 2007
  • Run Time: 90 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars 8 customer reviews
  • ASIN: B000SM6FKE
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #36,574 in DVD (See Top 100 in DVD)
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As You Like It (DVD)

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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.
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By EA Solinas HALL OF FAMETOP 50 REVIEWER on April 30 2011
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Every few years, Kenneth Branagh comes out with another Shakespeare movie (plus the Shakespeare-themed "A Midwinter's Tale"). The fluffiest and weirdest of his Shakespeare movies thus far has to be "As You Like It" -- the actors are simply brilliant and they handle the romantic disasters beautifully, but the ending is painfully twee and the Japanese setting constantly snaps you out of it.

The cruel Duke (Brian Blessed) has deposed his far nicer brother (Blessed in a different wig), and the ex-Duke has run off into the Forest of Arden. At the same time, a young man named Orlando (David Oyelowo) has been cast out by his cruel brother Oliver (Adrian Lester).

Then the Duke decides to exile his niece Rosalind (Bryce Dallas Howard), despite the pleas of his daughter Celia (Romola Garai). So Rosalind (disguised as a boy), Celia and the jester Touchstone (Alfred Molina) run away into the Forest of Arden the following night, and soon encounter the exiled Duke and his followers. So does Orlando and his faithful servant Adam.

Because of a previous meeting, Rosalind and Orlando are already in love. But not only does he not recognize her, but because she's disguised as a boy she's attracted the amorous intentions of a local shepherdess. And to make matters even more complex, Touchstone is in a love triangle of his own, and Oliver has stumbled into Arden as well. Is everything going to end well?

Think about it: it's Shakespeare with all its transvestitism, romantic tangles and mass confusion... but they add katanas and NINJAS. Seriously, how cool is that?
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By Inkwell HALL OF FAMETOP 10 REVIEWER on Feb. 20 2012
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Recently, I have watched a number of Shakespeare plays. I have enjoyed some of Branagh's productions.

Particularly the amazing Henry V (Widescreen), when he gives the famous speech at the Battle of Agincourt- "We few. We precious few. We band of brothers.' I liked the banter between his character Benedick, and Emma Thompson as Beatrice in Much Ado About Nothing (Widescreen), and the romance between the two in Henry V.

I have also watched the BBC version of As You Like it starring Helen Mirren and James Bolam.

Now with As You Like It, Branagh movies it from its usual locale the forest of Arden in France, to Japan, and at the beginning introduces ninjas. In a nutshell, it's a love story and story of contrast between the courtly material life, and pastoral life, and when our main characters get disinherited or banished, they end up in the Forest of Arden living like Robin Hood in the golden age.

Rosalinde changes her name to Ganimede and disguises herself as a man, and her banished suitor Orlando does not recognise her. Now something unusual happens in the forest, people start wooing each other, and falling in love, Ganimede attracts the attentions of a local wench Phoebe, while Touchstone the magician has a thing for Audrey even if she is a bit of a slut, allegedly.

For me the Forest of Arden is like the superconscious mind, the magical place where all problems get solved, the forest of all possibillity.
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Probably my second favorite of Branagh's films (both Shakespeare and not) after "Henry V".

It's a sweet and joyful affair, with a load of fun performances, and a re-imagining by Branagh
of the story taking place in 1880s Japan (!), which seems an odd idea, but actually ends up
working quite well.

Bryce Dallas Howard is a terrific Rosalind, perhaps my favorite I've seen. She makes the text
completely comprehensible without losing its poetry. She's funny, sexy and wonderfully lovable.
(Why she hasn't become a bigger star I'll never know). David Oyelowo is her match as Orlando,
making his love-sick swooning and single-minded romantic obsession tremendously appealing
and human '-- never whiny (a danger in this role), and never losing his considerable charisma
and smolder. This is a rare case where on-screen love at first sight is believable, endearing and hot.

There are terrific supporting turns from Kevin Kline, Brian Blessed (excellent in a double role),
Adrian Lester, Janet McTeer and Alfred Molina (just to name a few).

There are places where one can carp: even in a comedy Howard's disguise as a boy would
fool no one, and makes a number of moments feel silly (would it have been so hard to at least
put all of her wild and distinctive hair under her cap instead of letting much of it come flowing out?).
Sometimes Branagh interrupts his excellent, more classic visual style with a slightly wobbly
stedicam 360, which call more attention to themselves than they should. And a couple of minor
characters feel a less than needed in this cut down version. But those are small complaints.
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