This is probably the best version of Midsummer Nights Dream that I have ever been witness to. It is a bit shocking at first, with the setting so wonderfully early American, but within minutes into the story, the viewer is transported into a magical land, where every character is unique and strong.
Who would have thought that the sprite that found Puck would have been a tired and disgruntled drunken spirit? And Kevin Kline as Bottom the Weaver is deserving of an Oscar! Shakespeare himself would have been beaming with pride to have viewed this magnificent piece! If you want to laugh so hard that you hurt your ribs, rent this movie! I've watched it over and over and it just gets funnier every time!