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Much Ado About Nothing


Jun 07, 2013

Latest Home Video

Oct 08, 2013

MPAA Rating



Joss Whedon


Alexis Denisof
Amy Acker
Fran Kranz
Jillian Morgese


2013 Lionsgate and Roadside Attractions

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

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Why Is Much Ado About Nothing Rated PG-13?

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

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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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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).

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Canadian Movie Ratings

PG Sexually Suggestive Scene, Drug Use.
AB PG Sexual Content.
MB PG Mature Theme.
ON 14A Sexual Content.
Not Rated

Canadian Home Video Rating: PG

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Details on home video releases of Much Ado About Nothing...

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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