Shakespeare in Love

DVD - 1998
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Shakespeare in Love
When Will Shakespeare needs passionate inspiration to break a bad case of writer's block, a secret romance with beautiful Lady Viola starts the words flowing like never before.

Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Miramax Home Entertainment : Distributed by Buena Vista Home Entertainment, c1998
ISBN: 0788818937
Branch Call Number: DVD MOVIE SHAK
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in


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Mar 19, 2015
  • ThomasJWhiting rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

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

Feb 04, 2015
  • kevfarley rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Even better the second time around !

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.

Nov 10, 2014
  • pokano rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Charming and cleverly written movie about Shakespeare's need to be in love to write his masterpieces. A real treat to see youthful Paltrow, Fiennes (Joseph, not Ralph), Affleck, Firth, with a great performance by Judy Dench.

Feb 17, 2013
  • LT rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

To fav. movies.

Nov 21, 2011
  • Keogh rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Smashing film, very well done.

Nov 21, 2011
  • badwolf18 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I had almost cried at the end.It is soooo good , I love it!!!

May 05, 2010
  • Spillie rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Unfortunately, my (personal) copy of this DVD doesn't seem to have all the bonus features - no commentary, cast interviews or deleted scenes :(

Jan 26, 2010
  • GailRoger rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Adored the very wittiness of this, and especially enjoyed the pokes at playwright John Webster (creator of such feel-good bloodfests as The Duchess of Malfi) who is portrayed here as a particularly creepy little boy.

Mar 19, 2008
  • KHaney rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Fantastic movie! Everyone should watch it and place it on their top twenty list. Beautiful storyline and wonderful acting by all.

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Jun 10, 2010
  • Teyfor8Wyoma rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

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

Mar 19, 2008
  • KHaney rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: one sex scene

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Mar 19, 2008
  • KHaney rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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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