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Shakespeare in Love (1998)

R
123 min | Comedy, Drama, History

A young Shakespeare, out of ideas and short of cash, meets his ideal woman and is inspired to write one of his most famous plays.
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$ 25,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 224,012
Gross (USA)
$ 100,317,794
Gross (World)
$ 289,317,794
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Jan 8, 1999 (United States)

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7.1 / 10 | 196,756 votes