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The Tempest

Taking some license with Shakespeare' script, this Tempest puts Helen Mirren in the lead role. As Prospera, she and her daughter Miranda (Felicity Jones) are banished to a remote island. But that does not stop the sorceress from stirring up trouble, or making an enemy of a slave named Caliban (Djimon Hounsou). Get the movie review and more. »

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Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 10 Dec 2010
Video Release: 13 Sep 2011
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Shakespeare’s works have been adapted to, or used as inspiration for many films. Based on Twelfth Night is She’s the Man. The Bard’s best know love story is presented in modern time in Romeo and Juliet, adjusted to the New York cityscape in West Side Story, and mentioned in Letters to Juliet.

Home Video Extra Features

The Tempest releases to home video on September 13, 2011, with the following bonus extras:

- Audio Commentary with director Julie Taymor

- Russell Brand rehearsal riff

- Music video: Reeve Carney, “O Mistress Mine”

 

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