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Great movie on Netflix streaming: If I Were You

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It’ll make you laugh, it’ll make you cry; it’s a rom-com with a Shakespearean twist—in plot and subplot (putting on a gender-switched Lear, with good backstage-theatrical humor. And this is my second viewing. Check it out.

Marcia Gaye Harden is in it, and I don’t tend to think of her as a comic actor, but she’s excellent at the comedy (and not overplaying it), but also has the chops for the heavy lifting: scenes of emotional intensity that just flow.

And when you look at it with a Shakespearean eye, you see all sorts of motifs and themes derived from the Bard. Take a look at it and contemplate the various harmonies with Shakespeare. The more I think about it, the better I like the movie.

Written by LeisureGuy

27 November 2014 at 12:39 pm

Posted in Movies & TV

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