Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Scary Resemblance

I finally got around to watching Shakespeare in Love ('98) yesterday and I was caught off-guard by Gwyneth Paltrow's odd resemblance - when she's attempting to pass as the boy actor Mr. Kent - to Radiohead's Thom Yorke.

Oddities aside, the film isn't the disaster that crashed the Oscars in '98 that most believe it is, but it isn't great, either. It's too dainty, too cloying and too carefully sculpted, it reminded me of Becoming Jane ('07), which was a mostly fictional account of Jane Austen's early life that far too snugly represented the inspiration for her life's work and her writings.

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