Cinema: If Movies Be the Food of Love...

...Let them be as romantic and ravishing as this one

In general, writer's block is a blessing: it has saved readers reams of lousy literature that never got written. But when young Will Shakespeare (Joseph Fiennes) becomes pen-tied, the future of English literature is imperiled. For his new play he has a title--Romeo and Ethel, the Pirate's Daughter--but not a clue. This is a man in search of a muse, which fate, in the form of screenwriters Marc Norman and Tom Stoppard, brightly provides. Viola De Lesseps (Gwyneth Paltrow) has it all: beauty, poise, a dowry and a titled suitor. But what she really wants is to act.

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