Now that you know that information about me you're probably wondering why I drove 50 miles to see Much Ado About Nothing on opening weekend. I can explain it in two words- Joss Whedon.
Ok, there might have been a few other motivating factors- Clark Gregg, Nathan Fillion and Sean Maher to name a few.
I went into the movie knowing it was going to be good simply because Joss directed it and because it had a stellar cast. I didn't expect to fall completely head over heels in love with the movie. I was mesmerized. The cast was absolute perfection- I laughed, I swooned, I got angry and I got a little verklempt. Because of my lack of Shakespeare knowledge I was afraid I wouldn't understand what was going on but there was never a moment that I was confused. The movie is in black and white, which I thought might be distracting but was just the opposite. I feel like it enriched the movie.
To get an accurate idea of how awesome this movie is, take all the praise you've read/heard about it and double it. That should just about cover it. And don't worry if you're not a Shakespeare fan- you'll love it anyway!