Much Ado About Nothing parents guide

Much Ado About Nothing

Overall C+

A modern setting mixed with antiquated language and artsy photography brings a novel approach to Shakespeare's classic story.

Release date June 7, 2013

Violence B
Sexual Content C-
Profanity B-
Substance Use D+

Why is Much Ado About Nothing rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Much Ado About Nothing PG-13 for some sexuality and brief drug use.

Run Time: 108 minutes

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Much Ado About Nothing
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Why is Much Ado About Nothing rated PG-13? Much Ado About Nothing is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for some sexuality and brief drug use.

Violence: A character threatens another by showing him a gun. Characters lie and try to deceive others. A man says he wants to kill himself after being shamed by his daughter. One man slaps another across the face.

Sexual Content: A couple is seen in bed together. Several shots of fondling and lovemaking activities are shown. A couple appears to be having sex in front of an open window. Both are mostly clothed. A man begins to undress a woman and kiss her breasts. Other kissing and embracing is shown. A female character is seen in her underwear.

Language: The script contains brief terms of Deity, mild profanities and some crude sexual dialogue.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink frequently and a character becomes drunken. Characters smoke marijuana.

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Much Ado About Nothing
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Sexually Suggestive Scene, Drug Use.
Alberta PG Sexual Content.
Manitoba PG Mature Theme.
Ontario 14A Sexual Content.
Quebec G
Martimes Not Rated
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Much Ado About Nothing is directed by Joss Whedon and stars Alexis Denisof, Amy Acker, Fran Kranz, Jillian Morgese.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Much Ado About Nothing movie is October 8, 2013. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Much Ado About Nothing

Release Date: 8 October 2013

Much Ado About Nothing releases to home video (Blu-ray/DVD/Ultraviolet Digital Copy) with the following extras:

- Featurette: Much Ado About Making Nothing

- Featurette: Bus Ado About Nothing

- Audio commentary with screenwriter/director Joss Whedon and cast.

- Music Video: Sigh No More

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Director Joss Whedon also worked on the movie Marvel’s The Avengers. The modern movie The Artist uses black and white photography as well. Other Shakespeare adaptations include Gnomeo & Juliet and Romeo & Juliet, 10 Things I Hate About You (Taming of the Shrew) and She’s the Man (Twelfth Night).