A Midsummer Night's Dream

1999 PG-13 1h 56m DVD

A Midsummer Night's Dream

1999 PG-13 1h 56m DVD
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Four star-crossed lovers -- Hermia (Anna Friel), Lysander (Dominic West), Demetrius (Christian Bale) and Helena (Calista Flockhart) -- run into the forest in pursuit of one another in director Michael Hoffman's adaptation of William Shakespeare's comedic love story. Amid the feuding fairies Oberon (Rupert Everett) and Titania (Michelle Pfeiffer), mischievous Puck (Stanley Tucci) sets loose a potion that wreaks romantic havoc on everyone.
Kevin Kline, Michelle Pfeiffer, Stanley Tucci, Calista Flockhart, Rupert Everett, Dominic West, Christian Bale, Anna Friel, David Strathairn, Sophie Marceau, Roger Rees, Sam Rockwell, Gregory Jbara, Bill Irwin, Max Wright, Bernard Hill, John Sessions
Michael Hoffman
Widescreen 2.35:1
English, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG-13 - Some material may be inappropriate for children under 13. Parents are urged to be cautious. Some material may be inappropriate for pre-teenagers.
age 12+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 12+
age 12+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that there is some earthiness (including an inexplicit scene of Puck relieving himself, some brief nudity, and Hermia's firm resolve not to have sex with Lysander until they are married).

Sexual Content

Some, including brief nudity.


Very mild.


Not applicable

Social Behavior


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Some drinking and intoxication.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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