Shakespeare in Love

Shakespeare in Love

DVD - 1998
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When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with the beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before!
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 1998
ISBN: 9780788818936
0788818937
Branch Call Number: DVD Shakespeare
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in

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patch666
May 12, 2017

Masterpiece !!! always entertaining great acting by everyone ~420 . one a few recent movies to truly deserve its Oscars !!!

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sertaoprincess
Feb 09, 2017

what a great way to spend two hours. i see why it won all of those oscars, including best picture. it is a delightful comedy/romance/drama.

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rslade
Mar 01, 2016

Occasionally, and by turns, strange and inspired. Decent romantic comedy, but with an added touch. Ben Affleck is great playing an egotistical star: possibly the best thing he's ever done.

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rgb1
Aug 21, 2015

Very good film, as if in Shakespearean times, except for the music, which is modern and almost constantly playing in the background. If the music was removed, I'd give it 5/5.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 14, 2015

Sweet, passionate, sad and funny. Great acting! It was nice to see a young Gwyneth Paltrow with Joseph Fiennes. And Ben Affleck too, omg. A wonderful Shakespearean film!

7duffy May 13, 2015

Well acted and well done. That being said, I can't see it as a Best Picture. Entertaining, but slow at times. Great cast: Paltrow, Fiennes, Dench, Rush, Firth & Wilkinson are all top notch.

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WendyLawton
Apr 05, 2015

This movie is romantic, and amazing!

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ThomasJWhiting
Mar 19, 2015

Quite enjoyable - except the way Gwyneth Paltrow looked when playing Tom Kent with the little red/brown mustache, etc. was annoying.

kevfarley Feb 04, 2015

Even better the second time around !

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EMP_0
Dec 20, 2014

I'm glad I didn't live during that period. Men drawing swords for anything that didn't appeal to them and women marrying because it was their duty and the Queen said so? Give me a break. I've seen Judy Dench in other movies and she was a royal trip in this one.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 14, 2015

Sexual Content: sex scenes

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Teyfor8Wyoma
Jun 10, 2010

Sexual Content: This is basically what the whole movie is about.

KHaney Mar 19, 2008

Sexual Content: one sex scene

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 14, 2015

Schoolgurl95 thinks this title is suitable for 15 years and over

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 14, 2015

William Shakespeare: I'm done with theater. The playhouse is for dreamers. Look what the dream brought us.

Viola De Lesseps: It was we ourselves did that. And for my life to come, I would not have it otherwise.

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Schoolgurl95
Jul 14, 2015

William Shakespeare: You will never age for me, nor fade, nor die.

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KHaney Mar 19, 2008

Romantic comedy set in London in the late 16th century: Young playwright William Shakespeare struggles with his latest work "Romeo and Ethel the Pirate's Daughter". A great fan of Shakespeare's plays is young, wealthy Viola who is about to be married to the cold-hearted Lord Wessex, but constantly dreams of becoming an actress. Women were not allowed to act on stage at that time but dressed up as a boy, Viola successfully auditions for the part of Romeo. Soon she and William are caught in a forbidden romance that provides rich inspiration for his play.

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