| by Mr.
in Heat" (Rating: NC-17)
|Recently we've seen an explosion
of movies based on the works of
Shakespeare, and now this one comes along
purporting to depict the Bard himself.
However, he's rarely seen doing the
very thing that made him famous.
According to this fictional account, his
writing process was repeatedly
interrupted by numerous comely young
maidens anxious to engage him in a
process of a wholly different nature.
|In fact, the story is dragged down by
a preponderance of what seems like
nothing more than gratuitous sex between
the two stars, neither of whom looked
familiar. Johnny "The Salami"
Smith does present a reasonable
interpretation of Shakespeare, given what
we know about him, but Georgina
Spelvin's Anne Hathaway is about as
far from an Elizabethan woman as one
could imagine and still be on this
planet! What she does to the language,
not to mention Shakespeare, is a crime,
|One other complaint: the countryside
of England of that period was so lush and
beautiful it's a shame all the
scenes had to be filmed indoors, but
apparently that's what the
screenplay called for. 1½ Stars