R | | Comedy, Drama, History
A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
Imelda Staunton and Colin Firth would later work together in the first Nanny McPhee movie, the second of which had a short appearance of Ralph Fiennes, older brother of Joseph Fiennes (William Shakespeare).
Henslowe! Do you know what happens to a man who doesn't pay his debts? His boots catch fire!
Hugh Fennyman: Why do you howl when it is I who am bitten?
When Romeo drinks the poison, he first opens the bottle, says what he has to say and in the next shot he opens the bottle again before he drinks the stuff.
$224,012 (USA) (11 December 1998)
$100,241,322 (USA) (23 July 1999)
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