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FILM DETAILS
Certificate PG
Cast
Alfred Molina
Ben Whishaw
Djimon Hounsou
Felicity Jones
Helen Mirren
Jeremy Irons
Russell Brand
Chris Cooper
Directors
Screenwriters
Julie Taymor
Running Time
110 minutes

The Tempest
Live long and Prospera


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The Tempest

Plot
Prospera (Mirren), an exiled noblewoman with magical powers, conjures a storm to lure a ship onto their remote island home, hoping to find a suitor for her daughter. By chance, among the shipwrecked crewmen is her brother Antonio (Cooper), the architect of her downfall, offering Prospera an irresistible opportunity for revenge.


Verdict
Taymor’s winningly cast, imaginative take on Shakespeare passes the test of bringing the Bard to film. It may also be the only PG Disney film to contain the word “Fuck”.


Reviewed by David Hughes

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