I loved this film.
It is about a fictional love affair between Shakespeare & his love for a woman who desires to be an actress.
In Elizabethan Times females were not allowed to act on stage, & their roles were played by males.
The plot of the romance is an inter-play with the play he is writing - Romeo & Juliet.
It is well done & very cleverly presented. It is rather amusing & comical as well.
Anyone who loves Romeo & Juliet will enjoy & relate to this film.
Gwyneth Paltrow & Joseph Fiennes give a great performance, as does Judi Dench as an aging
Queen Elizabeth 1. The movie won 7 Academy Awards.
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Les Mis is one of the greatest musicals of all time. I LOVE IT. I saw the stage play by either the touring Broadway Company, or Toronto Company, can't recall, & loved it.
I have the Broadway Cast CD & the 10 Anniversary Concert DVD from Royal Albert Hall in London, which are great.
I got the Oscar Award winning movie version, & it is one terrible production, especially the singing.
I give it a thumbs down. I can't understand how it even got an Oscar Nomination.
I could not even watch it till the end ! - and that is my review of this DVD.
Robert the Bruce.
A great performance by James Stewart & Doris Day.
Any Hitchcock fan will enjoy this movie - not in the top
of his greatest, but none the less a great film.