2 comments on “Shakespeare in Love

  1. As one who favored SAVING PRIVATE RYAN that year, and also Cate Blanchett’s performance in ELIZABETH…I nevertheless appreciated your review and actually agree with you about Paltrow’s performance. I recall being overwhelmed by the “play within the play” and agree that ROMEO & JULIET was never so well done as in this film…Though, still not my pick for Best Film, kudos, indeed, to Paltrow for an excellent performance.

  2. Lovely review. This is a fine film, a favourite of mine and easily my favourite of 1998. I prefer Cate’s Elizabeth but I’m hardly embittered about Paltrow here she’s excellent. This film often feels a bit like a throwback to the screwball comedies of the thirties. Imagine Kate Hepburn and Cary Grant doing this.

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