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Uneven drama questions Shakespeare's identity.

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Adult Written byCompass March 1, 2012

Great film, but needlessly sexual at times.

(Sexuality) As a 20 year-old man, I must admit that I found the first love/sex scene in the film, while not truly explicit, to be exceptionally gritty; there is no nudity, but the few shots of implied oral sex during the characters dialogue stood out as being far more sexual than the other 2 brief sexual scenes, almost shockingly so. The way it was presented- with the gritty, sensual lighting, the movement of the woman's head towards the mans waist, coupled with the recognizable sounds of oral sex- felt out of place, and I feel that the movie as a whole would have prospered if just those few seconds had been cut from the final film. (Other sexual content) Aside from that first scene, there is also a very brief shot of a man and a women having sex under a bed sheet, showing only the man's back, and another slightly-comedic scene in which a character is caught with a prostitute, which contains a few frames of his partially-exposed rear-end. Nothing overly explicit, but these scenes are a central aspect the the plot, and they should be noted. (Overall) Needless sexuality aside, the film is highly engaging, with powerful and complex dialogue throughout, fantastic performances by all actors, and tremendous costumes and sets. Very unique on all fronts. Due to the sexual nature of the film, as well is it's inherent complexity in both dialogue and plot, this is not a children's film in any way, and I would place it in the higher (R) end of the PG-13 spectrum. However, it's worth watching if the audience has substantial maturity.
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Too much sex
Adult Written bystringbean February 21, 2012

Don't waste your time or money on this one!

This is a big waste of time and is hard to follow. There is also a quick glimpse of a man's butt while he is having sex with a prostitute whose breasts are barely covered. There are other scenes with lots of cleavage also.
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Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written byevolinag February 5, 2012

Unoriginal hollywood flick is not too strong.

"Anonymous" is, even though the plot sounds interesting, nowhere a masterpiece. Director Roland Emmerich, usually known for his overblown, dumb disaster movies, tried to make something arty and serious, but eventually fails by the movie's typical hollywood structure. The movie may have a good optical look, but the movie is not as good as it could have been. More or less, the movie ends up like a usual blockbuster that just has an unusual setting. But i think it is the highlight of the Emmerich's career, which is pretty sad. It is okay, but there are many blockbusters that are better than this. The movie has a few violent moments. A character gets stabbed accidentally while hiding behind a curtain. A few mild innuendos, some not very explicit talk. There is not much inappropriate content. It is at the PG side of a PG-13. Suitabel for children 10 and up.
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Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written byLittleBlue2 November 6, 2011

ANONYMOUS

A political thriller advancing the theory that it was in fact Edward De Vere, Earl of Oxford who penned Shakespeare's plays; set against the backdrop of the succession of Queen Elizabeth I, and the Essex Rebellion against her.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Kid, 12 years old November 6, 2011

my sincere concern

this is for children 12 years and up because there are concepts that are very intelligent and are not for younger kids. sincerely Tutankhamun
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Great messages
Great role models