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Shakespeare in Love (1998) Movie Information

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1903

Avg. Rating:

2.75/4

# of Ratings:

216

Genres:

Drama, Romance

Rating:

R

Language:

English

Theater Date:

12/11/1998

Director:

John Madden

Actors:

Gwyneth Paltrow
Joseph Fiennes
Tom Wilkinson
Geoffrey Rush
Judi Dench

 

 

 

 

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Plot Outline:

A young Shakespeare meets an inspiring women who tries out for a role in his newest play, Romeo and Juliette, when women were not allowed to act.

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Matthew Brady 11/25/2013 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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I don't know. It's a mystery

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One of the most criminally underappreciated Best Picture winners of all-time. Yes, I think Saving Private Ryan is better, but I absolutely loved Shakespeare in Love!

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Yojimbo 11/09/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Gently amusing deconstruction of the life of Shakespeare that's nowhere near as witty or clever as its reputation suggests. There are actually far more laughs in an episode of Blackadder II. Rosencrantz And Guildenstern Are Dead is far, far better.

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mitchellyoung 02/17/2012 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Using wit, symbolism, and some charismatic acting, "Shakespeare in Love" weaves a clever romantic tale around the rich world of Shakespearean England. The film is light-hearted and playful, taking cues from Shakespeare's more Puckish comedies and, all historical inaccuracy aside, is a lot of fun.

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PsychoKing1227 08/21/2009 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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4/4 

"Shakespeare In Love" is by far one of the best movies that has come out in the past decade and a year. Its a charming, witty, understandable story with some of the best romanticisms about it. I thoroughly enjoyed Gwyneth Paltrow and Joseph Fiennes, and Ben Affleck is great when he's not the lead. I loved this movie.

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11/07/2007 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

Review - Shakespeare in Love (1998)

Playwright William Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) was struck with writer's block. No matter what he tried, he could not find a muse. This all changed, however, when he met Viola De Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) and instantly fell in love. Now, while trying to write his play, Romeo and Juliet, he must work through his own love story to win Viola from her cold-hearted courter Lord Wessex (Colin Firth) in the Best Picture winning film, "Shakespeare in Love."

How on earth did this film win Best Picture? There were so many things fighting against it, and not just the fact that Titanic had won the year before and this film is basically the same thing all over again. There's also the fact that it disgraces the name of William Shakespeare by turning one of his greatest works into a Hollywood-ized pi...

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