My Favorite Film
When this movie first cam to theaters, I was the only person I knew who wanted to see it. It was only after it won the Oscar for best movie did I get to watch it when it came back to theaters. This movie is funny, romantic, touching, and really unique!
I especially enjoyed the incorporation of Shakespeare’s sonnets and the play, Romeo and Juliet. Gwyneth Paltrow gives a perfect performance in this difficult role of pretending to be a man and be in love with one at the same time.
She does justice to the rich text of Shakespeare and makes it accessible and enjoyable. She brings warmth to the character of Viola (something I’m sure Nicole Kidman would not have done as well, she was originally offered the part.)
The acting in this movie by the rest of the cast is equally wonderful. They succeed in bringing the time period to life, with the help of beautiful scenery and costumes. The screenplay is what truly makes this film so special and so wonderful. It is clever and witty, and unparalleled in the beauty of Shakespeare’s words (even in everyday speech).
Watch this movie and enjoy everything that literature and verse have to offer. The beautiful, talented cast will never bore you but only bring you joy with their chemistry and wit.
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