Monday, April 9, 2012

Day 125

Movie: Shakespeare in Love
Starring: Gwyneth Paltrow, Joseph Fiennes
Genre: Romance, Drama, Comedy
Year: 1998
Format: Shaw Video On Demand

Plot: Shakespeare's latest play Romeo and Juliet, is about to be performed for the first time. And he ends up having an affair with the woman who is secretly playing Romeo.

It's a nice light snack.  A movie about what might have inspired the play itself, while pointing out how much of a scandal it was at that time for curtain people to be actors.  Women were forbidden, as were other higher class.
This is one of those really rare times you see Colin Firth as a semi-bad guy as well. In which he plays it with a dry deadpan humour.

What do I think I learned from this film?
When it comes to love, nothing is black and white, sometimes there is red and gold buried under it all.

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