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Twelfth Night, or What You Will (1998)

Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are separated after a shipwreck on the coast of Illyria, and each believes the other drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page named Cesario and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Helen Hunt ... Viola
Kyra Sedgwick ... Countess Olivia
Philip Bosco ... Malvolio
Paul Rudd ... Duke Orsino
David Patrick Kelly ... Feste
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kim Awon Kim Awon
Kevin Daniels ... Officer / Lord
Adam Dannheisser ... Officer / lord (as Adam Dannheiser)
Jack Davidson ... Priest
Ryan Dunn Ryan Dunn
Amy Hill ... Maria
Julio Monge ... Antonio
Brian Murray ... Sir Toby Belch
Paul O'Brien ... Sea Captain
Steven Ochoa Steven Ochoa ... Curio
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Viola and her twin brother Sebastian are separated after a shipwreck on the coast of Illyria, and each believes the other drowned. Viola disguises herself as a male page named Cesario and enters the service of the duke Orsino. Orsino sends Cesario to court the reclusive lady Olivia on his behalf, and various mistaken identities and infatuations result. Written by Lainey <closr@earthlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 August 1998 (USA) See more »

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Stereo

Color:

Color

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1.33 : 1
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Helen, stick to fluffy stuff
14 December 2002 | by MoonsofJupiterSee all my reviews

We won't go into the screenplay here...we're talking Shakespeare, after all. Now, the sets were very sparse, but then, this was live theater. So what can you criticise? The casting!!!

Paul Rudd is wonderful, just masculine and sexy and totally at ease with his dialogue and his role. I couldn't take my eyes off him when he was present, and missed him tremendously when he wasn't on stage.

But Helen Hunt? Whose idea was it to cast this brittle, TV-groomed actress in such a demanding role? The poor woman doesn't pull it off. She seemed to stamp around the stage like she was lost, that terrible wondering frown on her face making it look like she was trying to keep her lines straight. The magnificent Mr. Rudd looking twice at the asexual Miss Hunt? I don't think so. Their mismatching ruined what would have been a great presentation of this classic.

I'd still watch it again, though, for Paul Rudd.


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