Topics: Period - 1500s.
Aroview: Shakespeare's art imitates life according to this gloriously fanciful, Oscar-winning tragicomedy, as the Bard himself (Joseph Fiennes), stuck in a creative dry-spell, finds the vagaries of romance provide bountiful inspiration for his composing of 'Romeo and Juliet'.
Taking inspired liberty with historical facts, the fancy handywork of the screenplay (co-penned by Tom Stoppard) comes gilded with theatre truisms and allusions, then flaunted with magnificent wardrobe and ebullient casting.
Average rating (Good Enough). Showing 1-3 of 3 member reviews.
3 stars (Good Enough) The beautiful Viola De Lesseps disguises herself as a young man to wangle herself an audition in the all-male cast, and wins both the part of Romeo and, after much misunderstanding, the playwright's heart. Beautiful set and costumes. ~GenXGirl
4 stars (Very Good) The script, acting and visual flair are all sublime. ~Wizzums
3 stars (Good Enough) 10/10 for costumes. Script is witty but the screenplay weakens towards the end. Affleck probably cast for commercial reasons & is out of place & depth among a dream supporting cast headed by Rush.The film is at its weakest when the two leads are alone. ~tubbs
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