PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy
Shakespeare's epic play is translated from page to screen, with the gender of the main character, Prospero, changed from male to female.
John Gielgud previously played the role of Prospero in Peter Greenaway's film Prospero's Books (1991). That makes this film actually the first of two in which Helen Mirren has succeeded Gielgud. They very next year, she appeared in Gielgud's role in the remake Arthur (2011), which coincidentally also starred Russell Brand.
This island is mine!
The chessboard that Miranda uses is set up 90 degrees rotated from its proper position. Facing the board, each player should have a white square on the far right of their back rank. This board is positioned so that the black squares are on that side.
Throughout the credits we see Prospera's books sinking in the ocean one by one, presumably after she tossed each of them in.
$42,436 (USA) (12 December 2010)
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