In this Shakespearean farce, Hero and her groom-to-be, Claudio, team up with Claudio's commanding officer, Don Pedro, the week before their wedding to hatch a matchmaking scheme. Their targets are sharp-witted duo Benedick and Beatrice -- a tough task indeed, considering their corresponding distaste for love and each other. Meanwhile, meddling Don John plots to ruin the wedding.
- Year: 1993
- Country: United Kingdom, United States of America
- Genre: Drama, Comedy, Romance
- Studio: Renaissance Films, BBC Film, American Playhouse, Samuel Goldwyn Company
- Keyword: new love, rage and hate, bachelor, masked ball, lover, villain, based on play or musical, wedding, intrigue, non-traditional casting
- Director: Kenneth Branagh
- Cast: Emma Thompson, Kenneth Branagh, Robert Sean Leonard, Kate Beckinsale, Denzel Washington, Richard Briers