1998 ****1/2 122 mins.
This Oscar-winning Best Picture is beautiful, whimsical, touching, and brilliant. It's a film that is kind-of a behind-the-scenes look at the writing of William Shakespeare's greatest play, Romeo and Juliet. To all the naysayers, who say Saving Private Ryan should have won Best Picture this year, I say, take a closer look at Shakespeare in Love. It is a perfect Best Picture winner.
Original theatrical aspect ratio: 2.35:1 (Super 35)
Rated R for sexuality.
Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard