• I enjoyed ANONYMOUS quite a bit, but I think you’d need to know a lot about Shakespeare and English history to get the full effect of it. Reading reviews of the film in various places, I see that it seems to be one of those "love it or hate it" movies, with a recurring theme among the haters being that it’s not "historically accurate", their basis for this being their belief that Shakespeare actually wrote the plays. To which my response is: it’s a movie. It’s fiction. The framing sequence even makes it clear that this is a case of "What if this is what really happened?" I don’t know or even really care who wrote the plays. I just enjoyed the story.

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