December 10

The Tempest

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Poster for the movie "The Tempest"

The Tempest (2010)

PG-13 110 min - Drama, Fantasy - 10 December 2010

An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her enemies to the island to exact her revenge.

Director:  Julie Taymor
Writers:  Julia Taylor-Stanley
Stars:  Helen Mirren, Felicity Jones, Reeve Carney, David Strathairn, Tom Conti, Alfred Molina, Djimon Hounsou, Russell Brand, Alan Cumming, Chris Cooper, Ben Whishaw, Jude Akuwudike

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An adaptation of the play by William Shakespeare. Prospera (a female version of Shakespeare's Prospero) is the usurped ruler of Milan who has been banished to a mysterious island with her daughter. Using her magical powers, she draws her enemies to the island to exact her revenge.


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Genres: Drama, Fantasy

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English
Release Date:  10 December 2010

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Company Credits

Production Companies:  Miramax Films, Touchstone Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 50 min

by Ginger

This twist on the original Shakespeare classic dishes up something different from the original. In this version, Prospero takes a female form, Prospera. Like the original, this version tells the story of power struggles, magic, and the ill-fated shipwreck. In this parent’s guide to movies The Tempest contains Harry Potter-like magic tricks, treachery, and everything else that one would expect in a Shakespeare movie.

The MPAA movie rating guide for families rated the film at a PG-13 for nudity, suggestive content and scary images. I would have to agree that the movie contains scary images. Caliban runs around most of the movie in little more than a loin cloth and some body paint. It has scary hellhounds and human/hawk like creatures. The story contains spirits, ghosts, and all sorts of various and assundry supernatural creatures that might be too scary for the little ones. It is more like the Harry Potter sort of scary, not overly violent, but it is still too much for the wee ones. This movie rating guide gives it a little more than a PG-13 and would consider it to be appropriate for the preteen and early teens.


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