Underemployed friends Adam, Matt and Beth are desperate to beat the recession any way they can--like combining forces to take over a small island in South America. But when a fortune cookie tells Matt that he will rule and Beth gets a little too handy with a dagger, plans go awry. This hilarious adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth pits friend against friend, ambition against fate, pet-sitting against miniature vicuna mogul-dom.
10-year-old Mary returns to England–leaving the only home she's ever known in India–an orphaned survivor of the cholera pandemic. Her hermit uncle's secluded estate is filled with grief, but Mary's discovery of her late aunt's garden (and spirits from the past) changes everything.
In an interrogation room in an unnamed totalitarian dictatorship, Katurian Katurian, a writer, is being interrogated by two detectives. Next door, Katurian's mentally disabled brother Michal waits. The detectives want to know why Katurian's stories feature gruesome plots about child murder and torture, and in particular, why they seem to mirror a string of recent child murders in the area...
The classic Shakespeare comedy has withstood the test of time for good reason: there's a terrible play within a play, unrequited love, mistaken identities, fairies, and general shenanigans. It all works out in the end, of course. Or was it all just a dream?