The Scottish Tale (1997)

Genres - Comedy  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Comedy  |   Run Time - 81 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A modern, light-hearted version of William Shakespeare's Macbeth (superstitiously known to theater types as "the Scottish play"), this romantic comedy was adapted, produced, and directed by Mackinlay Polhemus, who cast several family members in key roles. Josiah Polhemus plays Mack, a poet who returns to his hometown of Inverness, Scotland, where he encounters his three eccentric maiden aunts, who inform him presciently that he will marry Beth (played by the film's producer, Ann Boehlke). Mack's been secretly in love with Beth for many years, but she is engaged to marry his brother in one week. Mack knows that his brother is only marrying Beth in order to worm his way into the good graces of her wealthy father, a lawyer with a thriving firm. Unable to break up the relationship without destroying his family, Mack returns to his current residence in Inverness, California, resigned to the inevitable confrontation and confession.

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aunt, brother, love-triangle, marriage, poet, prediction, sibling