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A Midwinter's Tale Movie Review Summary

Actors: Michael Maloney, Jennifer Saunders, Joan Collins

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Kenneth Branagh wrote and directed this rollicking comedy about a troupe of eccentric performers trying to mount an experimental production of HAMLET.   

Out-of-work actor/director Joe Harper decides to stage a Christmas time production of the Bard's famous tragedy. This is quite an undertaking, as Joe is saddled with a miniscule budget, a ramshackle church for a theatre, and a cadre of untalented performers. To make matters worse, Joe's bitch of an agent (played by Joan Collins) warns her client that if the production doesn't succeed, he'll be ruined. Thus, Joe does his best to prep the actors, soothe their egos, resolve their personal problems, and capitalize on their love of theatre, so that his project can succeed.         
The review of this Movie prepared by Elana Starr








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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Getting ahead in:    -   entertainment world Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   actor

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   actor Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British

Setting

Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes Misc setting    -   theater

Writing Style

Any profanity?    -   Occasional swearing

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