As You Like It

DVD Release: October 4, 2011
As You Like It
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Synopsis

A duke usurps his brother’s land and power, banishing him and his retinue into the forest of Arden. The banished duke’s daughter, Rosalind, remains with her cousin, Celia. She has fallen in love with Orlando, but he has his own tyrannical brother with whom to contend.

Dove Review

In 1936, Shakespeare’s “As You Like It” was brought to life in this black-and-white film. This classic story is about mistreatment among family members but also young love. Orlando’s elder brother treats him like a peasant, so he decides to stand up for himself. He realizes he must leave his home and go to the forest where a banished Duke is now living because Duke’s own brother pushed him out of his home.

Celia is living with her uncle and cousin Rosalind, but when Duke decides to banish her, the cousins both leave together. Hiding out and living like peasants, the two cousins decide that Rosalind should dress like a young lad for safety. Little do they know that they will find many surprises in the forest, including love.

For those who enjoy Shakespeare and classic old movies, “As You Like It” is delightful. We award it the Dove “Family-Approved” Seal for ages 12-plus.

Content Description

Sex: Sexual innuendos.
Language: D-1
Violence: Man slaps younger brother; man kicks elderly man; man tells wrestler to break young brother's neck; a wrestling match between a very large man and a young, smaller man.
Drugs: None.
Nudity: Shirtless man.
Other: Man banishes his brother from his estate; man later banishes his niece from his grounds; woman leaves without telling anyone; woman pretends to be a young boy.

Info

Company: Storybox - Public Domain
Director: Paul Czinner
Producer: Paul Czinner
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 96 min.
Industry Rating: Not Rated
Reviewer: Donna Rolfe